d'Arenberg The Olive Grove Chardonnay 2011

Product code: 14ARE520B2011

The nose is aromatic and lifted with white flowers, tropical fruits, granny smith apples and white nectarine. The palate has considerable weight with a lovely mid palate of white peach, lime and a touch of brioche. There is zesty acidity that builds on the palate to a long savoury finish with a hint of cashew nut and faint, fine, textural tannins. The cool year shines through in the balanced delicate flavours from the McLaren Vale fruit.

  • Country:Australia
  • Region:South Australia
  • Sub Region:Mclaren Vale
  • Vintage:2011
  • ABV:13.5%
  • Colour:White
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Chardonnay
  • Closure:Screwcap

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Taste Scale: 6

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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

Oak maturation, one third 6 month in old French and American oak. Gentle extraction of the juice is critical in these stages to retain the delicate Chardonnay characters. A small percentage of this wine underwent wild fermentation and was subject to lees stirring for complexity and mouth feel. Maturation was undertaken in a mixture of new and old French and old American barrels and stainless steel tanks. None of the white wines are subject to malo-lactic fermentation as the retention of fresh, n

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