First planted to Shiraz in the late 70s, it was grafted to Riesling, but was returned to its origins in 2001. Vineyard posts, imported from Malaysia, were trialed here but were too weak and had to be replaced.
The first thing to hit you with this wine is the savoury spiciness of the wine. There are also touches of earth, woody herbs and Dutch liquorice mixed with red fruits, and plums.
The palate of this wine is beautifully spicy with sweet red fruits. The red, spicy and savoury fruit works beautifully with the bright tannins. The finish is lively and persistent with ample raspberry lift.
Altitude: 109m above sea level
Size (area) 2.1 hectares
Soil: half sandstone with clay, half sand stone with limestone
Sub-Region: Beautiful View
Age of Vines: 42 years
D'Arenberg | Wine Suppliers
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.