d’Arenberg The Custodian Grenache

£14.95

The nose is complex with bright red fruits lavender, violets and spicy lift. The palate is full bodied and darker than previous years with a structural backbone of boney fruit tannin that runs the length of the palate. Plum, raspberry, mulberry and dark cherry open with layers of earth, smoked meats and dried herb. A serious and savoury expression of Grenache, this will age well for up to ten years and will make a great accompaniment to food..

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There is a story behind every wine name at d’Arenburg; the ‘Custodian Grenache’ is so called because Grenache was the first red grape variety that d’Arenberg made under the famous red stripe label. This wine is medium bodied with flavours or red berries, dark sweet plums and baked olive notes with a touch of spice. The nose is complex with bright red fruits lavender, violets and spicy lift. The palate is full bodied and darker than previous years with a structural backbone of boney fruit tannin that runs the length of the palate. Plum, raspberry, mulberry and dark cherry open with layers of earth, smoked meats and dried herb. A serious and savoury expression of Grenache, this will age well for up to ten years and will make a great accompaniment to food. d’Arenberg is one of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale. Founded in 1912 by Joseph Osborn, fourth generation, Chester Osborn took over the reins as Chief Winemaker in 1984. The last decade has seen Chester develop a range of white wines every bit as individual and thrilling as the red Rhone varieties with which the company made its name. There is method to his madness (and his shirts!) and no one knows their soils and vines better than Chester. Chester works with individual parcels of fruit that display different flavour profiles that are influenced by the unique soil characteristics and meso-climates of the vineyards. Each parcel is picked and vinified separately to highlight the individual characters that contribute complexity to the final blend. Chester’s philosophy is to make wines that have great fragrance, fruit palate texture and length. The finish of the wine must have a natural, fine balance of acidity and a complex structure of tannins. Food Recommendations: Pizza, Rich Italian Sauces

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Weight 1000 kg
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