d'Arenberg Peppermint Paddock Sparkling Chambourcin 1996

Non-Vintage from McLaren Vale, Australia

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Item No. 42695

Winemaker's Notes

The palate is refreshing; medium bodied & full flavoured with juicy raspberry, boysenberry & mulberry flavours. The sweet berry fruit flavours give complexity to the full flavoured and some almost herbaceous characters before a refreshing high acid & soft tannin tang with deceptive length.

Although this is the first vintage of the Peppermint Paddock Sparkling Chambourcin we suspect it will age much as the wine's non-sparkling counterpart will &in the idiosyncratic Australia Sparkling Red Wine tradition. Initially developing a more adult colour, browning ruby with a pale meniscus. The fresh fruity aromas and flavours transforming into more complex, earthy, smokey, gamey and old leather smells followed by soft round medium bodied earthy, spicy nutmeg and coffee mocha flavours before the consistent long fine refreshing acid and gentle tannin finish.

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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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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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