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d`Arenberg 6 pack

d’Arenberg 6 pack – a fabulous case of the best wines, not a body description.

One of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale, d’Arenberg was established in 1912 when Joseph Osborn, a teetotaler and director of Thomas Hardy and Sons, sold his stable of prize winning horses to purchase the property that now houses the winery, cellar door and d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant.

Joseph’s son Frank joined him on the land and they set about acquiring some more vineyards. Joseph Osborn died in 1921 leaving full control of the business to Frank.

In the early years grapes were sold to other wineries before the winery was built in 1927 shortly after Francis (universally known as d’Arry) Osborn was born.

Initially making fortified wines to export to England, the business prospered until World War II stifled demand. This coincided with Frank’s ill health which forced d’Arry to leave school in 1943 at age 16 to help his father run the business and work the land.

d’Arry took full control of the business in 1957 upon Frank’s death and in 1959 he launched his own wine label named in honour of his mother, Helena d’Arenberg, who died shortly after giving birth to him. d’Arry decided to put a red stripe on the label, inspired by happy memories of his school days at Prince Alfred College, where he wore the crimson-and-white striped school tie.

d’Arry’s son Chester joined the business in 1984 as Chief Winemaker and makes distinctive wines using traditional methods both in the vineyard and the winery.

The d’Arenberg 6 pack is the ideal gift for friends and family for all year round.

For more details on the d’Arenberg wineries go to https://www.darenberg.com.au/

To see our full range of d’Arenberg product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/darenberg/

We change the constituents of this case on a regular basis as stocks change. However we always try to ensure that the case offers the best possible value and pleasure.

NOMINAL VALUE £92.95

 

 

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Stump Jump Shiraz

d'Arenberg Stump Jump Shiraz

Stump Jump Shiraz – a staple from the iconic d’Arenberg Winery.

It is rumoured that the inventor of the Stump Jump plough, which enabled a ploughshare to jump over tree roots, had poor eyesight and required regular tests to ensure he could still operate machinery. The design of this label is inspired by an optometrist’s eyechart and serves as a makeshift sobriety test. If you can hold the bottle at arm’s length and still read the front label, you can enjoy another glass.

This is a very approachable and fun wine. The lifted nose is a cacophony of aromatic intrigue. Lifted red fruits are chased down by dark berry aromatics which then yield to typical baking spice and cracked pepper characters shared by all good McLaren Vale Shiraz. It’s almost like a race to the finish for these competing characters all vying for the lead role. Yet they also support and complement one another. It is on the palate that the value of this wine can be truly appreciated though. Generous fruit weight supports a fine tannin profile characteristics that would make this wine sit proudly amongst those many times its price. Black olive skin, earthy notes, and a subtle touch of graphite and iron round out the full palate. This wine has a welcome plushness to it, yet sits lightly on the tongue, its tannin and long acid line giving it a lively and playful feel. Have fun enjoying this wine. That’s what it is asking you to do.

Fresh and juicy, ripe red fruits mix with plums, blackcurrant, flowers and a twist of black pepper. The tannins are fine with their trademark earthiness helping keep this easy going Stump Jump Shiraz in check.

To see our full range of d’Arenberg product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/darenberg/

For more information on the winery go to https://www.darenberg.com.au/

 

52 in stock

Feral Fox Pinot Noir

d'Arenberg The Feral Fox Pinot Noir

d’Arenberg The Feral Fox Pinot Noir – Great easy drinking Pinot Noir

The feral foxes that inhabit the Adelaide Hills have developed an appetite for grapes and can often be found eating low hanging bunches during vintage. We’re not fussed though as these bushy tailed critters act as crop thinners and enhance the quality of grapes that are too high for them to reach. It also has the secondary effect of providing a natural source of fertilisation when the laxative nature of the grapes take effect on the normally carnivorous foxes.

The nose on The Feral Fox is extremely pretty. Florals and desiccated strawberries take centre stage with a hint of sweet spice and wild mushrooms offering added complexity. Light on its feet but all the same displaying good fruit intensity and a fine backbone of chalky tannins. Well etched acidity adds to the overall freshness and appeal. A wonderful compliment to antipasto platters and duck dishes or simply enjoy this fine wine on its own.

To make this wine small batches of grapes are crushed gently and then transferred to two tonne headed down open fermenters. About 15% whole bunches are added and it undergoes approximately three days of cold soak prior to wild fermentation starting. Foot treading is undertaken on a regular basis throughout fermentation followed by gentle basket pressing. The wine is then transferred to older French oak barriques to complete primary and secondary fermentation. The wine is aged on lees for added complexity with no racking until final blending. The Feral Fox Pinot Noir does not undertake fining or filtration prior to bottling.

The wine has distinct characteristics. It is an assault on the senses led by an extremely hedonistic bouquet, bursting with cherry and strawberry notes. The purity of the fruit character is a feature and unmistakeably Pinot. The palate shows lovely medium bodied restraint but again is loaded with fruit characters including dark cherry, spice and a ripple of rhubarb. This is matched to a well etched acidity and velvety tannins.

Silky, sweet and pure, with vibrant cherry and red berry flavours and a brisk, juicy finish.

To see our full range of d’Arenberg product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/darenberg/

For more information on the winery go to https://www.darenberg.com.au/

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Stump Jump Riesling/Marsanne/Sauvignon

Stump Jump Riesling/Marsanne/Sauvignon

This is a fresh, lively medium dry white wine on the palate and already shows a lovely viscous character, then the nuttiness of the Marsanne, while the finish is dominated by the slight talc and sweetness of the Sauvignon Blanc. These flavours are balanced by integrated acidity that doesn’t interfere with the fruit or flavours.

All of the varieties in this blend shine through and contribute to this complex and well-built wine. Lifted fresh cut grass and snap pea aromatics hint at Sauvignon Blanc with lemon and lime sherbet from the Riesling exploding from the glass. The Rhone varieties play lightly on the nose with tropical flowers, fresh pineapple, dry hay, and candied ginger peeking through. The palate shows red apple skins, ripe pear, and white peach with some pithy grapefruit texture, all balanced by some nutty creamy notes. A welcoming hint of the candied ginger returns and lingers on a long, fresh, and vibrant finish. The wine begins with loads of fruit which carries through the palate to a long satisfying finish held tightly poised by a fine and long acid line. This is a seriously enjoyable wine and is the perfect aperitif or accompaniment to summer meals.

The 2016 Vintage started a few days earlier than ever before due to the dry conditions, but relieving rains arrived in late January/ early February, reducing stress for the final stages of ripening. The earlier harvested fruit achieved fruit ripeness at relatively low Baumes due to the rain event. These wines are bright, spicy and vibrant with a lovely long acid and elegance. As vintage progressed the concentration grew and the colour intensified, resulting in more weighty wines without overripe characters.

Stump Jump Riesling/Marsanne/Sauvignon – Another great wine from the d’Arenberg dynasty

To see our full range of d’Arenberg product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/darenberg/

For more information on the winery go to https://www.darenberg.com.au/

 

5 in stock

d'Arenberg Money Spider Organic Roussanne

d'Arenberg Money Spider Organic Roussanne

d’Arenberg Money Spider Organic Roussanne is a great example of a very French white wine now produced in Australia.

The first crop of Roussanne from the 2000 vintage was covered in a sea of tiny `Money Spiders` (Erigoninae). Popular belief is that kindness to these little creatures will bring good luck, hopefully in the form of money. Being nature – lovers and slightly superstitious, Chester refrained from sending the spiders to their death. Hence the first release of Roussanne was from the 2001 vintage, by which time the `Money Spiders` had learned their lesson and moved from the vineyard to the surrounding bushland.

This wine is straw yellow with a pretty green hue. It has aromas of citrus, pineapple and honeydew melon. The palate is textural and exotic and tastes of vibrant mango, papaya and green melon. Tangy acidity rounds out the wine beautifully and contributes to a long, spicy finish

The Money Spider Organic Roussanne from McLaren Vale is a perfect fusion on Old and New world winemaking.

To see our full range of d’Arenberg product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/darenberg/

For more information on the winery go to https://www.darenberg.com.au/

d’Arenberg has a long history of using different varietals and this is another great example.

d’Arenberg Money Spider Organic Roussanne

14 in stock

Stump Jump Lightly Wooded Chardonnay by d'Arenberg

Stump Jump Lightly Wooded Chardonnay by d’Arenberg

Very aromatic to start, lifted citrus blossom mix with white peaches and nectarines. Fresh and zesty on the palate, the oak lends support and gives a lovely creamy mouthfeel with texture and spice.

The name ‘Stump Jump’ pays homage to a significant South Australian invention – the Stump Jump plough. As well as clearing the land around McLaren Vale, it was adopted worldwide in the late 19th century because of its ability to ride over stumps and gnarled roots, saving faremers valuable time and energy. The design of this label is inspired by an optomertist’s eyechart and serves as a makeshift sobriety test. If you can hold the bottle at arm’s length and still read the front lablel, you can enjoy another glass.

Fresh crunchy Chardonnay, full of Granny Smith apple, a squeeze of citrus and a slight brininess that becomes more evident on the palate. Prudent use of well-seasoned French oak adds discreet hazelnut an brioche notes to the mix. The mid palate continues to develop a slight creaminess but the finish remains taught, savoury and long.

A fruit driven yet refreshing Chardonnay. Loads of stonefruit, pear drop, florals and tropical notes. The palate is sleak and long but with enough generosity to round out any harsh edges. A touch of spice and woodiness is added from the subtle use of old French oak, no chariness or sweet coconut character mind you. Clean and fresh and immensely slurpable.

The grapes used in this wine underwent gentle crushing, temperature controlled fermentation and basket pressing prior to bottling.

To see our full range of d’Arenberg product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/darenberg/

For more information on the winery go to https://www.darenberg.com.au/

 

Stump Jump Lightly Wooded Chardonnay – Yet another great wine from one of Australia’s most famous families of wine.

3 in stock

The Custodian Grenache

d'Arenberg The Custodian Grenache

The Custodian Grenache by d’Arenberg produced in McLaren Vale.

During the vine pull scheme in the 80’s, d’Arry Osborn refused to remove his old grenache vineyards. Today d’Arenberg is the keeper of nearly one third of McLaren Vale’s old bush vine grenache, earning the title of ‘Custodian’ of the variety

d’Arenberg see themselves as the champions of this variety in the McLaren Vale. They continue to reap the benefits from their block of old vines (the oldest approaching their 120th season) producing modest quantities of small, highly flavoured grapes. The resultant wines being full and intense of great fruit flavours and finely grained fruit and oak tannins. These old vines continue to produce this full and intense wine.

When Grenache is good you know it straight away. This Custodian shows its class from the very first glimpse of bright crimson in the glass. The nose is packed with enticing fresh red fruit characters of raspberry, cherry, and even pomegranate. This wine punches well above its price class with fresh fruit dominating. Let it sit and breath though and complex notes of sooty black earth, coal dust, and cracked fennel seed begin to reveal themselves. With time the palate also evolves from those initial fresh red fruit characters into a darker brooding blackberry and Kalamata olive skin spectrum. The wine maintains its focus and drive on a long lingering palate held poised by a tight rhubarb-like acid line. The fine line is further supported by structured powdery lively tannin. This is really good Grenache, from first sight to final si

The 2014 Custodian is a jewel of a wine that is perfectly balanced and harmonious. The first look suggests an enticing simplicity displaying primary fruit characters of mulberry, blueberry and plum. Deeper inspection however starts to reveal more complex layers, conjuring images of aniseed, fennel and coriander seed. The palate is warm and juicy. The sweet and savoury fruits are laced by fine silken tannins which lead to a super persistent finish, again displaying a delightful fruitiness, accompanied by more savoury, cedary, baking spice like notes. Simply put, The Custodian Grenache is liquid velvet.

To see our full range of d’Arenberg product go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/darenberg/

For more information on the winery go to https://www.darenberg.com.au/

 

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“d’Arenberg is an icon of the McLaren Vale, dating back to 1912. Chief winemaker Chester Osborn is the great-grandson of the founder, Joseph Rowe Osborn. Chester now oversees a stellar (and ever-expanding) range of strangely named and exquisitely crafted red and white wines.
The oldest of the d’Arenberg blocks were first planted in the 1880s with Shiraz, and still contribute to the wines today.”

South Australia

South Australia is the largest wine producing state of Australia. It may be surprising to most that the Riverland region is the state’s largest grape producing area. The Barossa Valley is famed for its full-bodied, rich, ripe and generous reds. The Coonawarra is internationally renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon (and prized ‘terra rossa’ soils). Padthaway, McLaren Vale, and the Clare Valley all make major contributions, and the importance of the Adelaide Hills is rapidly increasing.

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