The nose is packed with enticing fresh red fruit characters of raspberry, cherry, and pomegranate. Hints of blackberry and Kalamata olive come through over time, erupting in a long and lingering palate. A fine line of acid, reminiscent of tangy rhubarb, is supported by lively tannins.
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
Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and transferred to stainless steel basket presses. Fermentation is long and moderately cool to retain fresh fruit characters, and was conducted in stainless steel tanks. Only free-run juice was used for the final wine with no malolactic fermentation.