Wine d'Arenberg, "The Noble Prankster", 2010, 375 ml
Wine bright yellow-gold color.
Intense and complex, unctuous, juicy taste of the wine explodes tones of exotic fruit - yellow peach, quince, green melon and wonderful nuances of lemon oil. Closer to the finale appear spicy notes. The finish is lingering, refreshing, with hints of green mango and a lovely minerality. Over the years, excerpts appear in taste tones of dried fruit and marmalade.
Wine aroma envelops the gentle notes of grapefruit and dense tones of lemon and lime.
Dessert wine is excellent in itself, as well as fruit, desserts and blue cheeses.
Wine "Noble Prenkste" is made from grapes grown in the Adelaide Hills. Weather was hot in 2010, so even in a cool climate Adelaide Hills grapes reached a high level of sugar, and little rain contributed to the development of the fungus Botrytis noble. Late manual collection from three different vineyards took place from 27 April to 18 May, when the fruity taste of berries reached the optimum point. The fruits were gently crushed and the juice gently separated through the basket for compression. Fermentation took place in several small tanks with neutral yeast to cope with high natural sugar levels and to avoid excess dominant fruit character. Fermentation was stopped in a natural way, while maintaining a significant level of residual sugar. The wine has excellent potential storage for 10 years.
The high level of quality wines "The Noble Prankster", in 2010 he received awards confirm:
- Double gold medal at the "Houston International Wine Competition, 2012";
- Gold Medal Blue (Blue Gold Award) for "Sydney International Wine Show, 2012";
- Gold Medal at the "New Zealand International Wine Show, 2012";
- First place (Wine Judges First Place) on "Hyatt Wine of the Year Award, 2011".
History "d'Arenberg" - one of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale - began in 1912 when Joseph Osborn purchased 25 hectares of vineyards in the hills north of Bellevue. Son of Joseph - Francis, increased the area to 78 hectares of vineyards and, before the end of construction in 1928, private wineries, harvest sold to local winemakers, and later established his own production of dry red and fortified wines.
His son - Francis d'Arenberg Osborne, known as d'Arrest, 16 years after leaving school in 1943, joined his father, and in 1957 completely took over the management of a winery. In 1959, he launches under its own brand "d'Arenberg", named after his mother - Frances Helena d'Arenberg. Wine immediately received cult status from connoisseurs, critics and judges. In 2004, Francis d'Arenberg Osborn was awarded the Order of Australia for his contribution to the wine industry in the region McLaren Vale. Francis is very proud of its achievements in the creation of great wines, commonly known as "red band" because of the distinctive red diagonal stripes, which adorns the labels of wines "d'Arenberg".
The representative of the fourth generation - Chester d'Arenberg, after graduating from college Rouzvort and gain practical experience in a number of Australian and European wine regions, took the reins "d'Arenberg" as chief winemaker in 1984. He immediately began to return to the traditional practice of family vineyards growing grapes: at minimum cost and without artificial pollination, irrigation to the extent possible, with very low yields. Winemaking processes of the past have been preserved, unique wines are made in small batches and perfectly convey the nature of class and a true taste of the region's wines Valley McLaren.
"Chester Osborn, as the creator of the wide range of wines, other than impeccable quality, almost deserves credit for what he has managed to create in this price range. If you are a fan of Australian wines, wines d'Arenberg - this is exactly what we should endeavor, since that can offer you Osbournes has a broad mind and the same character. In short, praise, which the owner of the winery and winemaker Chester Osborn receives not only from the magazine The Wine Advocate, but in reality, and from all over the world completely deserved "- Robert Parker," The Wine Advocate ", August 2003.