d'Arenberg The Feral Fox Pinot Noir 2005

Pinot Noir from South Australia, Australia

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Item No. 90237
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • JH90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • JH94
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

The feral foxes that inhabit the Adelaide Hills region have developed an appetite for grapes as a replacement for their old favorite, the local rabbit, whose numbers have reduced substantially in recent years dues to the Calici virus. The folks at d'Arenberg, however, are unfazed, as the foxes actually act as crop thinners, which ultimately enhances the quality of those grapes too high to reach.

The 2005 Feral Fox is an expressive medium bodied wine with aromas of dark cherries, Satsuma plums, boysenberries, strawberries, and complex spices and fragrant dried herbs. This wine expresses a gorgeous mix of ripe fruits; boysenberry, strawberry, sour cherries and wild plum. The texture is kept in check with elevated acidity and ripe firm tannins.

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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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The majority of wines from Australia come from this state. Home to the red wine regions of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.

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Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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