d'Arenberg Custodian Grenache 2014

The nose is initially quite dark and brooding. Black forest berries, woody spices and soil like notes slowly give way to brighter undertones of raspberry, blueberry and florals.

The palate tells a slightly different story with a raft of red fruit characters such as raspberry and stewed rhubarb paired with an almost cranberry like acidity. The tannins are verging on gritty, in a tantalizing sense.

This appealing combination of red fruits, crisp acidity and vibrant tannin gives an overall impression of freshness and youth, and indicates that this wine will evolve elegantly over the next 5 to 8 years, growing in richness, roundness and complexity as it does so.
In stock
SKU
873
Regular Price $17.99 Now Only $16.99
Dozen: $203.88

Find out more about dArenberg McLaren Vale

DELIVERY INFORMATION

SPEND $200 & GET FREE DELIVERY TO MOST OF AUSTRALIA

TYPICAL DELIVERY TIMES & RATES

*NOT GUARANTEED*

Victoria 1-2 business days

11 Items/Bottles or Less $11 Per Order

12 Items/Bottles or More FREE

ACT & New South Wales 2-3 business days

11 Items/Bottles or Less $11 Per Order

12 Items/Bottles or More $5 Per Order

Queensland 3-4 business days

11 Items/Bottles or Less $11 Per Order

12 Items/Bottles or More $15 Per Order

Tasmania 4-5 business days

11 Items/Bottles or Less $17 Per Order

12 Items/Bottles or More $15 Per Order

South Australia 4-5 business days

11 Items/Bottles or Less $11 Per Order

12 Items/Bottles or More $5 Per Order

Western Australia 5-10 business days

11 Items/Bottles or Less $16 Per Order

12 Items/Bottles or More $15 Per Order

Northern Territory 5-10 business days

11 Items/Bottles or Less $35 Per Order

12 Items/Bottles or More $40 Per Order

*Note some bundles considered one item*

Orders are despatched within 1 to 2 business days. We may withhold despatch due to forecast weather conditions or events that may impact on the integrity of the products. Should we be un-able to despatch your order within a reasonable timeframe we will contact you.

For urgent deliveries call us to discuss your options.

International Deliveries Enquire Here

(Due to restrictions on importations
we cannot ship to all countries)

A warm and dry spring and summer followed by further dry conditions throughout harvest meant a number of things. Firstly disease pressure was negligible, the vast majority of fruit being very clean. Secondly yields were down. Finally ripening happened relatively quickly. From a quality perspective in regards to reds, these conditions produced wines of incredible colour and flavour. Dark, brooding wines with great volumes of fruit and layers of chewy, velvety tannin structure. Big, concentrated wines but beautifully balanced.

Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and then transferred to open fermenters. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation, the wine is basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of old French and American oak to complete fermentation and mature. 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. Winey notes
More Information
Case Qty 12
ABV 14.3%
Brand dArenberg McLaren Vale
Color Red
Variety Shiraz
Vintage 2014
Country of Manufacture Australia
Region McLaren Vale
State South Australia
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price $19.99
Dozen Buy $203.88
Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account