dArenberg Money Spider Roussanne
$2099each
$251DOZEN
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Fruit Roussanne
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
Each $20.99
$251.00
Available by the dozen
D'Arenberg planted McLaren Vale's first Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. The first crop was found to be covered in a sea of tiny Money Spiders Erigoninae. Popular belief is that kindness to these active little creatures will bring good luck, hopefully in the form of money. Being nature lovers and slightly superstitious, the staff refrained from sending spiders to their death. Hence the first Roussanne was not released until the following year, by which time Money Spiders had learned their lesson and moved to bushland surrounding the vines.
D'Arenberg are one of the last remaining wineries to basket press their wines. This gentle method of squeezing juice protects the delicate white grapes. The winemaking processes of the past have been maintained, capturing the unique small batch character and the true expression of McLaren Vale. Tasting the Rousanne in the vineyard, Chester Osborn chooses to pick when grapes are fully ripe to encourage good varietal stone fruit flavours. Back at the d'Arenberg wineworks, grapes are gently crushed and transferred to basket presses. Fermentations are long and moderately cool to retain fruit characters. Only free run juices are used for the final wine, unoaked and without any malolactic.
TASTING NOTES
Brilliant mid straw hue. An array of stonefruit and tropical notes through to nuttiness and an ever so delicate hint of Indian spice, Asian salad, ginger, mango and papaya. Rich, textural mouthfeel, delivers a generous mouthfeel oozing with luscious mango, honeydew melon and jasmine leaf, finishing long with tang and spice. Pairs particularly well with antipasto, fatty fish and white meat dishes.
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  Each $19.99
  $239.00
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Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $59.99
  $719.00
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dArenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 1.5L MAGNUM 2002
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Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $179.99
  $2159.00
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Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $139.99
  $1679.00
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dArenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2006
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $64.99
  $779.00
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Fruit Riesling
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
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dArenberg Footbolt Shiraz 2008
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $16.99
  $203.00
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Regions McLaren, Adelaide Hills
  South Australia
  Each $28.99
  $347.00
Available in cartons of six
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Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $16.99
  $203.00
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Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
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Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $59.99
  $719.00
Available in cases of 6
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Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $27.99
  $335.00
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Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $20.99
  $251.00
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  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
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Regions McLaren Adelaide
  South Australia
  Each $17.99
  $215.00
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  Each $27.99
  $335.00
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Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $28.99
  $347.00
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Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $11.99
  $143.00
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dArenberg Stump Jump GSM 2013
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Fruit Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $11.99
  $143.00
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dArenberg Stump Jump Shiraz 2015
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $11.99
  $143.00
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  Each $11.99
  $143.00
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  Each $19.99
  $239.00
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About dArenberg Winery
The heart of McLaren Vale, past and present, d’Arenberg is one of the most significant wineries in Australia
In 1912 Joseph Osborn, a teetotaller and director of Thomas Hardy and Sons, purchased the well established Milton Vineyards of 25 hectares in the hills just north of the townships of Gloucester and Bellevue, now known as McLaren Vale. Joseph’s son Francis Ernest (‘Frank’) Osborn left medical school, choosing to forsake the scalpel for pruning shears. He soon increased the size of the vineyard to 78 hectares. Fruit was sold to local wineries until the construction of his own cellars was completed in 1928. Dry red table and fortified wines were produced in ever increasing quantities to supply the expanding markets of Europe. dArenberg»