dArenberg Custodian Grenache
$1999each
$239DOZEN
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Fruit Grenache
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
Each $19.99
$239.00
Available by the dozen
d'Arenberg own and manage nearly a third of all the old Grenache bush vines in McLaren Vale. The very first instalment by d'Arenberg to display the famous red stripe was a Grenache wine, it has been a variety central to the estate portfolio ever since. During the 1980s, d'Arenberg resisted taking part in the great government sanctioned vine pull out scheme which proved to be disastrously short sighted and an assault on national treasure. Their faith in the wizzened old vines of McLaren Vale has bestowed upon d'Arenberg the accolade of Custodian.
The finest small batch Grenache parcels are passed through a gentle Demoisy crusher, leaving many of the berries whole. Fruit is transferred to open fermenters where seeds and skins are permanently submerged beneath the free run juice. When tannin extraction is just right, Custodian is basket pressed and transferred to a mix of seasoned and new French and American oak barriques for completion of ferments and a course of malolactic. Components are matured nine months on lees to slow the ageing and keep the wine fresher while also reducing influence of oak. Chester and the team undertake an extensive barrel tasting to determine the final assemblage, to be bottled without fining or filtration.
TASTING NOTES
Intensely coloured, cherry red hue. Black forest berries, woody spices and soil like notes slowly give way to brighter undertones of raspberry, blueberry and florals. The palate tells a slightly different story with a raft of red fruit characters such as raspberry and stewed rhubarb paired with an almost cranberry like acidity. The tannins are verging on gritty, in a tantalizing sense.
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dArenberg Coppermine Road Cabernet
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Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $58.99
  $707.00
Available in cases of 6
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dArenberg Custodian Grenache
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Fruit Grenache
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
Available by the dozen
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dArenberg dArrys Original Shiraz Grenache
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Fruit Shiraz Grenache
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
Available by the dozen
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dArenberg Dead Arm Shiraz
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $59.99
  $719.00
Available in cases of 6
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dArenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 1.5L MAGNUM 2002
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $179.99
  $2159.00
Currently out of stock
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dArenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 1.5L MAGNUM 2005
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $139.99
  $1679.00
Currently out of stock
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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
Currently out of stock
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dArenberg Dry Dam Riesling
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Fruit Riesling
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
Available by the dozen
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dArenberg Footbolt Shiraz
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
Available by the dozen
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dArenberg Footbolt Shiraz 2008
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $16.99
  $203.00
Currently out of stock
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dArenberg Galvo Garage
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Fruit CabernetSauv Merlot PetitVerdot
Regions McLaren, Adelaide Hills
  South Australia
  Each $28.99
  $347.00
Available in cartons of six
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dArenberg Hermit Crab Marsanne Viognier
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Fruit Marsanne Viognier
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $16.99
  $203.00
Available by the dozen
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dArenberg High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon
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Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
Available by the dozen
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dArenberg Ironstone Pressings GSM
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Fruit Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $59.99
  $719.00
Available in cases of 6
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dArenberg Laughing Magpie Shiraz Viognier
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Fruit Shiraz Viognier
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $27.99
  $335.00
Available by the dozen
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dArenberg Money Spider Roussanne
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Fruit Roussanne
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $20.99
  $251.00
Available by the dozen
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dArenberg Noble Prankster 375ml 2010
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Fruit Chardonnay Semillon
Regions Adelaide Hills
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
Currently out of stock
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dArenberg Olive Grove Chardonnay
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Fruit Chardonnay
Regions McLaren Adelaide
  South Australia
  Each $17.99
  $215.00
Available by the dozen
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dArenberg Peppermint Paddock Sparkling Chambourcin
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Fruit Chambourcin
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $27.99
  $335.00
Available by the dozen
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dArenberg Sticks Stones Tempranillo Grenache
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Fruit Tempranillo Grenache Souzao TintaCao
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $28.99
  $347.00
Available by the dozen
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dArenberg Stump Jump Cabernet Merlot 2012
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Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $11.99
  $143.00
Currently out of stock
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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
Currently out of stock
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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
Currently out of stock
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dArenberg Stump Jump White 2016
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Fruit Riesling SauvBlanc Marsanne Roussanne
Regions McLaren Vale
  South Australia
  Each $11.99
  $143.00
Currently out of stock
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dArenberg The Last Ditch Viognier 2009
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Fruit Viognier
Regions McLaren + Adelaide Hills
  South Australia
  Each $19.99
  $239.00
Currently out of stock
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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»