d'Arenberg The Last Ditch Viognier 2004

Viognier from McLaren Vale, Australia

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Item No. 87690
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • Green wine
  • JH89
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Winemaker's Notes

In its youth d'Arenberg's The Last Ditch Viognier has a brilliant mid straw color with lifted nectarine, white peach and apricot dominated aromas, as well as enveloping rose and ginger. These also dominate the young palate where thick and viscous fruit showing rose, nectarine and white peaches develop into an unctuous long lasting palate. This is a very complex wine, offering a huge spectrum of flavors.

After some bottle ageing d'Arenberg's The Last Ditch Viognier should develop in color to a richer bright gold. The aroma should also develop in complexity to become dominated by yellow peaches and tropical fruits but all still supported by rose, spices and ginger on the nose and palate. In the mouth, an older Last Ditch Viognier will maintain peach and fresher fruit based flavor but also be distinguished with a fine edge of acidity and a rolling, lengthy and penetrating finish for quite some considerable time.

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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 Viognier

Viognier(vee-ohn-YAY) Viognier is best known for producing the rich, aromatic white wines of the Northern Rhone. Once a pricey commodity of the area, it's now much easier to find and drink. The perfumed grape creates wines of distinct aromas and flavors. Lower in acid and even lower yielding, Viognier kept to itself in Southern France until some traveling winemakers took hold of...

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