d’Arenberg The Olive Grove Chardonnay in a Pine Marquetry Box with Mint Chocolates
The ideal wine gift for the Chardonnay lover. d’Arenberg’s The Olive Grove Chardonnay is presented in a lovely pine box and we have added Bendick’s Mints for that little extra something. The wine is a fruit driven, Aussie style Chardonnay with notes of melted butter and popcorn, white peach stones and nectarines. A prefect wine for a special gigt.
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This is a great example of Aussie Chardonnay. It has melon and peachy aromas and is rich and smooth. Because it has some subtle oak character it has some creamy vanilla aromas also. You might also pick up some tropical fruit flavours. The appearance is pale with a straw colour and clear hue. The aromas are fresh and light. The dominating notes are of melted butter and popcorn, white peach stones and nectarines. As the wine opens there is a mix of ripe red apple, spices, cinnamon and citrus, with a hint of oak. The palate is soft and very refreshing with characters of green melon rind, ripe fig and ripe apple. 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:- Chicken, Creamy Pasta