d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard 2007

Product code: 14ARE29B2007

This is a Grenache of serious depth and structure. Dark cherry and plum stone are the dominate fruit characters with a lovely touch of lavender and violets overlaying cinnamon. The palate has savoury elements of charred meats, dried herbs and dark chocolate. The oak influence is subtle and well integrated with charming powdery grippy tannins.

  • Country:Australia
  • Region:South Australia
  • Sub Region:Mclaren Vale
  • Vintage:2007
  • ABV:15%
  • Residual sugar:2.0 g/L
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Grenache, Acolon
  • Closure:Screwcap

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Taste Scale: 10

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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 fruit is crushed and transferred to open fermenters. The must receives no plunging or pumping over. Once the primary fermentation is two-thirds complete, traditional foot-treading takes place. The wine is transferred to barrel to complete primary and secondary fermentation in a mix of new and older French and American barriques for 12 months.

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