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d'Arenberg's vineyards are bordered by Seaview Road to the North, Chalk Hill Road
to the South, Coppermine Road to the East and Twentyeight Road to the West.
Some locals claim Twentyeight Road is so named originally being 28 "chains" in
length. Others claim it was because it runs to the original 128th linear map division
of the district. Alongside this somewhat crooked dirt track is d'Arenberg's Mourvedre Vineyard.
Deep bright crimson ruby in color with lifted, spicy clove, cranberry and
ripening blackberry primary fruit smells, elements of mulberry, light
blackcurrant, cinnamon and vanilla licorice, as well as mint and flowers,
especially violets are evident on the young palate. Its medium to full flavored
fruit weight dominating softer, rounded vanilla mocha oak flavors, before a
long fine acid and slightly sour cherry tannin like finish.
After some bottle age The Twentyeight Road Mourvèdre should soften in
color to more cedary, brick red hues and the nose develop more tobacco,
coffee and spicy black olive smells whilst retaining underlying cranberry and
floral scents as well as hints of pine needle and tar which can also be found in
the mouth. The palate should also develop and integrate with soft prune,
cranberry, velvety earthly chocolate flavors and a vibrant fresh acid and fine
grained tannin finish for quite some considerable time.
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...Read More About d'Arenberg
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...Read More About McLaren Vale
Mourvedre(moor-VEHD(r)) A native of Spain, where it's called Monastrell, Mourvedre is best known for its blending role in the Southern Rhone. Strong and rustic, Mourvedre is the cowboy style blender in the Rhone mix. It's also the M of GSM (or SGM) blends in Australia, and it's used as the primary grape in wines from Jumilla and other Southeast areas of Spain. Notable Facts The...Read More About Mourvedre
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