d'arenberg, d'Arry's Original Shiraz Grenache 2016

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Australia

  • Region:

    South Australia

  • ABV:

    15%

  • Grape:

    Shiraz/Syrah

  • Grape Blend:

    Shiraz 47%, Grenache 46%, Other 7%

  • Winemaker:

    Chester Osborne

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

darenberg dArrys Original Shiraz Grenache 2016 - Wine

Tasting Notes

The d'Arrys Original is a crowd favourite for more than sentimental reasons. The 2014 version has a lifted bouquet full of mixed fruit and baking spices, complimented by ever so subtle fresh leather and sandalwood notes. The palate is surprisingly quite elegant but again the complexity of flavours really sets it apart as a wine. There is a wonderful balance between acid and fruit sweetness that leaves this wine right in the zone. Whilst the fruit adds generosity, the fine acid sits it up in the palate giving lovely shape which translates into freshness. The tannins also, whilst playing a role, are beautifully integrated leaving us with a fine drying sensation onto which the remnants of fruit cling. Undoubtedly one of the best value wines in the d'Arenberg stable, a level of sophistication rarely seen at this price point. Sure to please in youth yet with a promise to develop ever greater range and refinement.

Production Notes

Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and then transferred to five tonne headed down open fermenters. These batches remain separate until final blending. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation. The wine is then basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of new and used French and old American oak barriques to complete fermentation. The barrel ferments are aged on lees, and there is no racking until final blending. This wine does not undertake fining or filtration prior to bottling.

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Producer Profile

Family owned dArenberg is located in the breathtaking McLaren Vale in South Australia, and produces an enviable range of backed up by an engaging consumer-friendly approach to marketing. In 1912, Joseph Osborn purchased Milton Vineyards in the hills just north of Gloucester and Bellevue, now known as McLaren Vale. Joseph's son, Frank Osborn, left medical school for life in the vineyard. Fruit from the 78 hectares of vineyards was sold to local wineries until his own cellars were complete in 1928. In 1943 Frank's son, Francis d'Arenberg, universally known as d'Arry returned from school, age 16, to help his ill father run the business, eventually assuming full management of d'Arenberg in 1957. d'Arry bottled the first of the famous diagonal red stripe labelled wines two years later. d'Arenberg's wines of the 1960s gained immediate cult status amongst imbibers and judges. One Cabernet Sauvignon won a Jimmy Watson Trophy at the 1969 Royal Melbourne Wine Show and another Grenache-based wine was awarded 7 trophies and 29 gold medals from Australian capital city wine shows.Enter the fourth generation, d'Arry's son, Chester d'Arenberg Osborn. After graduating from Roseworthy College and touring other Australian and European wine regions, Chester took over the reins as Chief Winemaker in 1984. d'Arenberg has received a host of awards and accolades including 2009 Winery of the Year, Wine & Spirits Magazine (USA) and Best All-Round Winery, Houston International Wine Competition 2009, and listed as a 5 star and Best Winery in the 2013 edition of James Halliday's The Australian Wine Companion. From entry level to iconic, d'Arenberg wines are hand crafted with all grapes basket pressed and red wines fermented in small batch open fermenters and foot trod. The red striped range is considerable with over 60 wines making use of over 25 varieties including white, red, fortified, sparkling red and dessert wines.