Wine of Australia - McLaren Vale
d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz Wine Facts ...
- Australia | South Australia
- McLaren Vale
- 100% Shiraz
- Warm Summers | Cool Winters
- Mount Lofty Ranges - Indian Ocean
- 18 Months in New | Old French and old American Oak Barriques
Alc - Btl - Rs
- 14% - 75cl - 1.0g/L
Shiraz 2010 Description ...
The fruit for the d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz was sourced from vines affected by Dead Arm disease, located on estate owned vineyards in the wine region of McLaren Vale. The Dead Arm affects usually one side or arm of the vine, whereby the stock becomes brittle or lifeless and is then pruned or replanted but the grapes on the good side, while low yielding display amazing intensity. Small batches are gently crushed and transferred to headed down open fermenters, the batches remain separate and are passed to a mixture of new and old oak Barriques, where they are allowed to rest on the Less for a period of time before blending and finally bottling.
Fairley's Wines Tasting Note ...
The d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz appears bright ruby red in colour with lashings of red and black fruit aromas, mingled with spice and fennel on the nose. The palate overloads with dense dark fruits, such as plum, mulberry, blackberry and cherry, interwoven with savoury spice, liquorice and herbal notes, finishing velvety soft and intense with dark chocolate and brambled fruit, earthy and long. An excellent McLaren vale Shiraz that should be allowed to breathe, even decant and will get even better with age. Best served with lamb, rib-eye steak, BBQ meat and even on its own.