dArenberg Noble Prankster 375ml 2010
$1999each
$239DOZEN
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Fruit Chardonnay Semillon
Regions Adelaide Hills
  South Australia
Each $19.99
$239.00
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The effect of Noble Rot or Botrytis cinerea is to make the skin of grapes porous, and given the correct weather, shrivel. The wrinkled grapes are intensely sweet and full of character, producing wine with a wide array of fruit characters. Ever the prankster, Chester Osborn has stepped outside the usual sticky suspects of Riesling and Semillon to make a Chardonnay Semillon blend. It may look like a normal sticky, but look again, sticky Chardonnay can be majestic, often difficult to achieve in the cool climate of Adelaide Hills.
The Botrytis affected grapes are blessed with extraordinary levels of intensely flavoured, complex fruit sugars. Late harvesting from three vineyards took place by hand in small volumes when fruit flavours and the Botrytis cinerea infections were optimal. Often there are multiple pickings of each vineyard. The fruit was gently crushed before receiving a small amount of skin contact. The juice was separated via the gentle process of basket pressing. Fermentation takes place in a number of small tanks using neutral yeast to cope with the high natural sugar levels and to avoid dominating the fruif. Fermentation ceases naturally, retaining a considerable level of residual sugar. Alcohol 9.2%
TASTING NOTES
Vibrant yellow gold. The nose is youthful and perfumed with grapefruit and tight lemon and lime characters, a background of mix peel. The unctuous luscious wine coats the mouth with an explosion of exotic and intense fruit including yellow peach, quince, green melon and a wonderful lemon butter nuance. A long spicy note before it finishes with a lingering and refreshing green mango character and lovely minerality.
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More 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»