d’Arenberg The d’Arry’s Original in a Marquetry Pine Gift Box with Mint Chocolates
From our gift selection comes this fantastic wine, presented in a Pine Marquetry gift box, and the addition of Mint Chocolates.. The ideal gift for someone special. There is a lifted floral note that brings elegance to what is clearly a rich and generous wine. The palate opens with concentrated red and dark fruits that forms a core that runs through the mid- palate. Liquorice, lavender and soil characters add another dimension with lovely exotic spice building on the palate and becoming more evident as the wine opens up. There is a lovely generosity of fruit with ripeness well in check and the fine subtle tannins building to a savoury finish. Gift packaged in a beautiful Marquetry Pine box with Mint Chocolates. A special gift for any occasion.
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This wine is named in honour of d’Arenberg principal, Francis d’Arenberg Osborn, who is universally known as d’Arry. A lifetime in wine has seen d’Arry recognised as a Winemakers Federation of Australia Patron and a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to the wine industry The nose is packed with varietal plum, raspberry and black cherry with attractive spice and cracked pepper.A generous wine from a classic blend showing fresh red fruits and savoury herbs. The palate is generous and soft, with an underlying structure providing freshness and contrast to the sweet fruit. Dark with a slight purple tinge the nose opens with raspberry, blueberry and plum stone with a layer of graphite and rose water adding interest and elegance. The palate is darker with cherry and juicy plum, before dark chocolate, mocha and blackberry emerge. This wine was first launched in 1959 and was called d’Arenberg Burgundy. That’s no longer permitted and it was renamed d’Arry’s Original in the early 1990’s. Unlike Burgundy it’s made from a blend of Shiraz and Grenache. It has raspberry, blueberry and plum aromas, a medium to full body and spicy finish d’Arenberg 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. Serve as an Aperitif or with Barbecued Meats, Roast Lamb or a Rich Stew.