d'Arenberg Fortified 2005

Product code: 14ARE16H2005

Intense aromas of ripe, blackberry fruits, liquorice appear first followed by prune-like notes with deep spicy plum pudding characters.

  • Country:Australia
  • Region:South Australia
  • Sub Region:Mclaren Vale
  • Vintage:2005
  • ABV:17.5%
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:37.5 cl
  • Grape Variety:Shiraz
  • Closure:Screwcap

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Taste scale & description

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Taste Scale: 11

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Production information

Producer: d'Arenberg

d’Arenberg is one of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale. Founded in 1912 by Joseph Osborn, fourth generation, Chester Osborn took over the reins as Chief Winemaker in 1984. The last decade has seen Chester develop a range of white wines every bit as individual and thrilling as the red Rhone varieties with which the company made its name. There is method to his madness and no one knows their soils and vines better than Chester.

 

Production note

The grapes are fermented in the traditional d’Arenberg way – minimal processing which involves up to two weeks fermenting on skins in traditional headed down open fermenters, foot treading, followed by basket pressing through the 19th century ‘Coq’ and “Bromley & Tregoning’ presses. After basket pressing, a small amount of fine, fortifying brandy spirit is added, ending fermentation and retaining the sweet fruit and richness of the style. The d’Arenberg Vintage Fortified wine is made from a sing

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