The bouquet is an inviting swirl of flowers, spice, earth and red fruits including strawberries and freshly-picked mulberries. This is serious stuff, layered, lifted and complex. The palate is a textural wonderland, slippery graphite then grainy, gritty fruit tannin flows into earthy grip betraying its old-vine concentration. All the while the ripe red fruits dance about, keeping everything fresh and zingy. This is an intense, structured Grenache with a complex character on the finish.
d’Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache
for the equivalent of £20.95 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: d’Arenberg Estate
Grape Variety: Grenache
Style: Savoury and Mineral
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.