Ironcloud Estate (formerly Pepperilly Estate) is situated in the picturesque Ferguson Valley, in the hills of the Geographe Wine Region, overlooking Geographe Bay, Western Australia.
The vines were planted in 1999 in highly prized red gravelly loam soils and the estate comprises of a single vineyard of 28 acres comprising hand-tended Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre, Malbec, Touriga, Saparavi, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.
The winery is now rated as 5 star by James Halliday.
The Cabernet Sauvignon and malbec grapes were machine-harvested and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The ferments were pumped over twice a day. Post alcoholic fermentation, it was pressed to tank before racking off to barrel for malolactic fermentation and maturation. The wine was then blended together, fined, filtered and bottled.
Colour: Dark crimson.
Nose: Ripe fresh aroma of black plums and berries with dusty edges palate
Palate: A core of sweet fruit, blueberry and black plum, entwined with fresh savoury French oak giving ripe and plentiful tannin.
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