Yangarra Ironheart Shiraz 2016
Region: McLaren Vale
Yangarra is a single-vineyard estate in McLaren Vale, owned since 2001 by the American winemaker Jackson Family Wines. Situated on an ancient sandy dune, the property has been farmed organically and biodynamically since 2008. Located on the northern edge of McLaren Vale and 15Km only from the Gulf of St Vincent, the 100Ha Vineyard benefits from an extraordinary Mediterranean climate which is perfectly suited to Grenache and Shiraz. Peter Fraser has been the winemaker since 2001 and he has taken the quality of the wines to new heights over the years.
Ironheart is the flagship Shiraz from Yangarra, sourced from a 1.8Ha block which lies amongst a gravelly ironstone outcrop, this block produces the most profound Shiraz on the property, with fruit of great concentration and complexity. This 2016 offers impressive levels of ripe red berries and cherries. The tannins are textural and plush. There’s so much to love about it.