d’Arenberg The Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier

£18.95

McLaren Vale’s first ever Shiraz Viognier blend. This has bags of dark fruits and spice, savoury characters and cracked black pepper.
Dark fruits and spice on the nose with aromas of cooked meats and spices The palate is robust and concentrated with great intensity. The fruit is more expressive on the palate with a touch of raspberry, plum, blackcurrant and blueberry with underlying spice. The mineral silky tannins build nicely on the palate and provide good structure and impressive length. This wine will benefit from bottle age and if cellared correctly will drink well over the next 15 years.

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McLaren Vale’s first ever Shiraz Viognier blend. This has bags of dark fruits and spice, savoury characters and cracked black pepper. Dark fruits and spice on the nose with aromas of cooked meats and spices The palate is robust and concentrated with great intensity. The fruit is more expressive on the palate with a touch of raspberry, plum, blackcurrant and blueberry with underlying spice. The mineral silky tannins build nicely on the palate and provide good structure and impressive length. This wine will benefit from bottle age and if cellared correctly will drink well over the next 15 years. The fruit is crushed and transferred to open fermenters. The must receives no plunging or pumping over. Once the primary fermentation is two-thirds complete, traditional foot-treading takes place. The wine is transferred to barrel to complete primary and secondary fermentation in a mix new and older French and American barriques for 12 months. 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:- Barbacued Meats, Steaks, Rich Meat Dishes

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Weight 1000 kg
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