dArenberg The Last Ditch Viognier 2009
$1999each
$239DOZEN
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Fruit Viognier
Regions McLaren + Adelaide Hills
  South Australia
Each $19.99
$239.00
Currently out of stock
Like its Rhone Valley siblings, Adelaide Hills Viognier is a wine that drinks well on release, evolving as it grows in complexity. Named after a site which lies at the bottom of a gully in McLaren Vale, the Last Ditch was originally planted to a small block of Doradillo vines during the 19th century. In 1995 the site became repopulated by Viognier. Last Ditch is a highly auspicious wine which receives the very best barrels of d'Arenberg Viognier, it simply blossoms on the palate and continues to linger.
A mostly Adelaide Hills wine, from fruit grown to the higher elevations which suit Viognier well, around a backbone of good McLaren Vale fruit. Parcels are vinified separately to retain regional highlights before assembling just prior to bottling. Grapes are passed through a gentle Demoisy rubber tooth crusher before being basket pressed to a method developed at d'Arenberg for the purpose of avoiding oxidisation. After three days of cold settling, juices are racked off gross lees to a selection of well used French oak barriques. A third of the barrels begin a wild yeast vinificaion, all are fermented on lees until dry. After seven months, the best barrels are selected for inclusion into the Last Ditch.
TASTING NOTES
Brilliant green/ gold hue. A heady mix of exotic aromas, white peaches and nectarine are infused by candied ginger, spices and honey blossom. The palate displays white stone fruits and apricot florals, spices and savoury notes. Luscious and rich, the mouthfeel is balanced out by a lovely, flowery, nutty tannin which adds focus and length. A match to spicy Asian recipes calling on ginger and chilli.
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About the 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»