d'Arenberg The High Trellis 2009

Product code: 14ARE80B2009

The nose is full of blackcurrant and blueberry characters with a lovely mint leaf lift and a spicy undertone. The characters are ripe, yet remain balanced with touches of florals adding elegance. Dark plum and red fruits are added to the mix with soil characters, hints of coffee, black olive and more spice framed well by fine gravelly tannins and just a hint of oak.

  • Country:Australia
  • Region:South Australia
  • Sub Region:Mclaren Vale
  • Vintage:2009
  • ABV:15%
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 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

Small batches are crushed and transferred to 5 tonne headed-down open fermenters. These batches remain separate until final blending. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation. When tannin extraction is just right the wine is basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of new and old French and old American oak barriques as well as large casks to complete primary and secondary fermentation. The barrel fermented component is aged on lees to keep the wine fresh while a

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