d'Arenberg The Money Spider Roussanne 2012

Product code: 14ARE18B2012

The nose is floral and expressive with orange blossom and honeysuckle alongside exotic tropical flavours, fig, and hints of gingerbread in the background. The palate is fresh, with lemon and lime characters dominating. It opens to ripe apple, white nectarine stone and creamy pine nuts filling the mouth with complexity.

  • Country:Australia
  • Region:South Australia
  • Sub Region:Mclaren Vale
  • Vintage:2012
  • ABV:13%
  • Colour:White
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Roussanne
  • Closure:Screwcap

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Taste scale & description

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Taste Scale: 7

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Darenburg The Money Spider Roosan

Product guide note

Roussanne is the grape variety used to make this wine. It is quite an unusual grape, more often grown in the Rhône valley of France than Australia. It has fresh flavours of peach, lemon, honeysuckle and almond.

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

Good winter rains ensured adequate sub-soil moisture and set vines up well with healthy canopies. There was unseasonably hot weather during flowering, but this did not affect Roussanne’s fruit setting and vigour was beautifully balanced. There was some more heat early in the season, but with berries only just forming it was not an issue. The rest of the season was mild with nights mild to cool with very little rain. It was another early start to vintage which started with McLaren Vale Riesling.

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  • Vegan Yes

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