d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2007
Grenache from McLaren Vale, Australia
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
A wine to watch evolving in your glass. Aromas of roasted meats, licorice, white pepper and
sweet paprika emerge with maraschino cherries and blueberries. The palate is rich and soft,
dominated by very pure, exotic, spiced red fruit and Turkish Delight notes. This is followed
by savory edges of herbs, bitter chocolate and earthy leather flavors that are long, juicy and
balanced with fine, lacy acidity and ripe, slippery tannins. This is real Grenache, at its best.
"Medium red. Deep, smoky aromas of black raspberry, potpourri and white pepper. At once juicy and smooth, with intense red fruit flavors supported by a structural underpinning that is firm but not hard. Very grenache in its red fruits and spices. Finishes long and brisk, with silky tannins arriving late and adding grip. Drinking really well right now."
International Wine Cellar
"Dark and ripe, with distinctive cherry, floral and exotic spice aromas and flavors that keep going on the long, plump finish. Drink now through 2013. 400 cases imported."
"The medium ruby-colored 2007 The Derelict Vineyard Grenache is redolent of garrigue, lavender, and black cherry aromas. Ripe, smooth, and easy-going, this spicy, cherry-flavored, lengthy Grenache will offer much pleasure over the next 4-5 years.
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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.
In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...
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Learn About Grenache
This sun-worshiping grape gets ripe and loves hot, dry weather. Popular in
(called Garnacha), Australia and the southern
Rhone region of France, Grenache
is the primary grape in regions such as
It's often tamed by less fleshy, more structured grapes like
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