Incredibly intense aromas of gooseberry, kaffir lime and freshly cut pineapple, with subtle hints of crushed lemongrass and just-snapped snow pea. The palate is driven by tropical fruit, mandarin and citrus, all wrapped up in a long and fine finish.
One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth-generation winemaker, Chester Osborn. By maintaining a focus on traditional winemaking and nurturing their old-vine.. read more
The fruit for this wine is sourced from the cool climate Adelaide Hills. Small batches of grapes are gently crushed, chilled, and then transferred to stainless steel basket presses. Gentle extraction of the juice is critical in these early stages to retain the delicate fruit characters. A small percentage of the wine is partially fermented in aged French oak for two to three weeks.