d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab 2008

Product code: 14ARE40B2008

  • Country:Australia
  • Region:South Australia
  • Sub Region:Mclaren Vale
  • Vintage:2008
  • ABV:13.5%
  • Colour:White
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Viognier, Marsanne
  • Closure:Screwcap

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Taste Scale: 8

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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

During vintage, Chief Winemaker, Chester Osborn, chooses when to pick the fruit by walking the vineyard rows and tasting grapes. The Viognier and Marsanne components received similar treatment, but were not blended until the final stages of the winemaking process.The grapes were passed through the gentle Demoisy rubber toothed crusher before being basket pressed. The fermentation was long and moderately cool to retain fresh fruit characters. A small percentage of the Viognier was fermented in ag

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