Joseph Rowe Osborn, a South Australian racehorse owner of the early 1900s, happened
upon a chestnut colt named "Footbolt" who delivered a winning streak of six races early
in his career. From the winnings, Joseph was able to purchase the first of the d'Arenberg
vineyards, and establish what are now the oldest vineyards in McLaren Vale.
Aromas of dark red fruits, black olive and beef stock open into notes of blueberries and
liquorice with a savoury dried herb edge. The palate shows great balance with blueberry
and mulberry fruits, spices and a hint of white pepper on the finish. As always The
Footbolt is a very approachable wine in its youth but has the capacity to age for many years.