Wine d'Arenberg, "The Olive Grove", 2013
The wine has a shining pale straw color with brilliant reflections.
Based on layered taste wines are notes of lemon, against which reveal shades of minerals and nutmeg, spicy nuances of other citrus fruits.
Fragrant, very fresh, spicy bouquet of the wine is filled with colors and tones of white peach, green apples "Granny Smiths" and green mango.
The wine goes well with fish dishes and seafood, white meat, cold pork. Harmonises perfectly with black caviar.
To create a wine "Olive Grove" vintage 2010 were selected 65% of aromatic Chardonnay grown in warm climates McLaren Vale and 35% Chardonnay with subtle floral and fruity bouquet of cool vineyards Adelaide Hills.
At the winery the grapes passed through a crusher with rubber teeth "Demoisy", after which he was treated in the presses baskets. Neat juicing is critical to preserve tenderness Chardonnay. Juice was active fermentation and was subject to aging on the lees with constant stirring to add the complexity of taste. Excerpt wine was held in the new and old French and American oak barrels, as well as in stainless steel. To preserve the fresh, natural acidity, vliyayushey on balance and longevity of wine, malolactic fermentation is not applicable.
The story of 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 area of vineyards to 78 hectares, and before completion in 1928 winery, 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, had 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 internationally recognized wines, commonly known as "red band" due to the distinctive diagonal red stripe that 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.