The High Trellis vineyard has been producing grapes since the late nineteenth century. It
was nicknamed "The High Trellis" as its vines were the first at d'Arenberg to be trained above
knee-height in the 1890s.
As a young wine, the High Trellis has a dense, dark appearance with a ruby edge. The aroma is
intense with ripe, black fruit characters suggesting mulberries, black currants and plums mixed
with notes of cedar. Earthy notes appear as the wine opens up further. The palate flaunts ripe
blackcurrant, cassis, and mulberry fruit with edgy, ripe tannins and the perfect balance of oak.
This wine is approachable now and will gain considerable complexity and secondary savory
characters with time in the bottle. The optimum drinking age is over the next 10 to 15 years.