Most of McLaren Vale's acclaimed and historic vineyards are impregnated with ancient, decomposed laterite granite known as ironstone. Its extraordinary rusty redbrown colour is derived from the iron oxides present in the stone. The larger pieces were cleared from the vineyards in the late 1880's and utilised in many of the buildings at d'Arenberg, most notably the old stables. From entry level to iconic, all d’Arenberg wines have been basket pressed, reds and whites, with all red ferments foot trod during fermentation. d'Arenberg's red wines are typically sophisticated, fragrant, fruit flavoured wines with excellent palate texture, free of excess oak. Long, lively, gritty and youthful tannins full of fragrant fruit and mineral notes, melding seamlessly with complex spice, game and earthy body.
The GSM Ironstone Pressings is opulent, generous and full flavoured, dark fruits and earthy notes are blended with spicy, floral highlights.