Garagist is a French term used to describe producers in Bordeaux that make wine in their garage outside of the strict ‘Appellation Controlee’ system. d’Arenberg wines are all made in a small-batch processing, very hands-on way (or feet, as the reds are all foot-trod) as the garagists do. Our reds are all made in the old galvanised garage/shed/winery, hence 'Galvo'.
The nose is lifted, fragrant and inviting. Cassis and blueberry is evident without being dominant and allows the tomato vine, herb and leafy earthiness to play an equal part of what is a complex aroma.
The palate is savoury, spicy and elegant. It’s deep and dark with rhubarb adding to the fruit spectrum and sitting alongside a subtle violet nuance and savoury elements of dark chocolate and dried herbs.
There is no explosion of fruit, but rather an elegant and gradual building of complexity with persistent mineral, chalky tannins providing authoritative, balanced structure. If cellared correctly this wine will drink well until 2022.
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d’Arenberg is one of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale.
The winemaking processes of the past have been maintained, capturing the unique small-batch character of the wines and the true flavour of the McLaren Vale region.
d’Arenberg’s art of being different extends to a range of fortified and dessert wines, which have legendary status worldwide.