d'Arenberg The Love Grass 2008

Product code: 14ARE41B2008

The aromas are complex and intriguing. For what was a ripe year the red and dark fruits are fresh and lifted with cinnamon spice and cured meat adding complexity. The palate is equally complex with plum, boysenberry and raspberry alongside more savoury characters of charred meat black olive and dark chocolate. Chalky dusty tannins pull the wine into focus nicely and provide for a long finish.

  • Country:Australia
  • Region:South Australia
  • Sub Region:Mclaren Vale
  • Vintage:2008
  • ABV:14.5%
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Shiraz, 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 then transferred to barrel to complete primary and secondary fermentation in a mix of barriques and large format oak for 8-10 months.

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