The bouquet is full of berries with clear notes raspberry and blueberry with cherry and plum adding to the mix. With a few swirls the wine opens further to reveal earth and spice notes. Vibrant and fresh red fruits form a beautiful, luscious fruit core with white pepper and cinnamon spices emerging on the back palate. There is an earthy feel to the wine with grippy, mineral fruit tannins providing a long finish. The vintage is clearly reflected in the wine with ripe fruit characters well balanced with earth notes and layered secondary characters.
d’Arenberg The Custodian Grenache
for the equivalent of £17.25 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: d’Arenberg Estate
Grape Variety: Grenache
Style: Savoury and Earthy
Appellation: South Australia
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Since 1912 the Osborn family have tended vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia. Every vineyard has a personality which we encourage to flourish with minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery. Through time honoured techniques such as open fermentation, foot treading and basket pressing, this personality is allowed to shine. Harmony between environmental sustainability and wine industry practice is a strong commitment upheld at d'Arenberg, with the aim to pass on a sustainable business to the next generation. Today fourth generation family member, Chester, makes distinctive wines using traditional methods both in the vineyard and the winery.