A strikingly lifted nose of lemon zest, white blossoms, granny smith apple skin, and hints of freshly grilled nuts. Hints of marzipan, cashew butter and the suggestion of freshly torched creme brulee. On the palate, a tight mineral acid line underpins generous white fleshed stone fruit and a hint of salinity. Ever licked an oyster shell? The finish is long and complex with yeast autolysis providing palate weight while a lemon curd acidity carries the focused mineral 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
Small batches of low yielding grapes are gently pressed in stainless steel basket presses. Following primary and partial malolactic fermentation the individual parcels are bottled and inoculated with yeast and sugar to encourage a secondary fermentation. The cuvee is fermented in the bottle to develop complexity for approximately four years.