d'Arenberg Money Spider Roussanne 2004

Rhone White Blends from McLaren Vale, Australia

Price: $28.99
Item No. 84467
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • ST91

Winemaker's Notes

The first crop of roussanne from the 2000 vintage was found to be covered in a sea of tiny “Money Spiders" (Erigoninae). Popular belief is that kindness to these active little creatures will bring good luck, hopefully in the form of money. Being nature-lovers and slightly superstitious to boot, d'Arenberg refrained from sending the spiders to their death and hence were not able to release the first roussanne until the 2001 vintage by which time the “Money Spiders" had learned their lesson and moved from the vineyard to the bushland surrounding the winery.

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One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth...

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Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Rhone White Blends

White Rhone blends consist of two or more white grapes from its namesake region. This includes Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc. Other white grapes may be included in miniscule amounts, but the above four are the principles. In the Rhone, Viognier is typically alone in the Northern Rhone and absent in the Southern Rhone, although, in the north, 20% of the variety...

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