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D'Arenberg - The Money Spider Rousanne 2021 D'Arenberg - The Money Spider Rousanne 2021

D'Arenberg - The Money Spider Rousanne 2021

A textural journey

Single Bottle:

$19.00
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Type:White

Varietal:Rousanne

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:14%

Region:McLaren Vale

Country:Australia

Tasting Notes

The first crop of Roussanne from the 2000. vintage was covered in tiny ‘Money Spiders’. Popular belief is that kindness to these creatures will bring good luck, so Chester refrained from sending the spiders to their death. By the next year the Money Spiders had relocated, making the first release of this wine in 2001. This wine has an intense, exotic nose with aromas of orange zest, kaffir lime and lemon grass. The palate is rich and intense with loads of texture. There's concentrated flavours of citrus, grapefruit and green mango, followed by an attractive, slightly grippy phenolic finish.

Technical Info

Brand:d'Arenberg

Closure:Screwcap

Organic Certification:NASAA - 5403P

Country of Origin:Australia

Serving Temperature:10-13°C

Drink By:2028

Winemaking Style:Traditional

Harvest:A few days in a row around 35°C in February rapidly ripened early lower cropping vineyards.

Winemaking:Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and transferred to stainless steel basket presses. Fermentation is long and moderately cool to retain fresh fruit characters and was conducted in stainless steel tanks. Only free-run juice was used for the final wine with no malolactic fermentation.

Viticulture:Solar power, recycling, downgauging the plastic wrapping by 70% and natural disease control. Pests and diseases are managed with careful monitoring and by reducing canopy and crop densities to minimise the use of organic fungicides and pesticides. Native plantings and insects are encouraged. Along with Australia’s First Families of Wine, committed to reducing carbon emissions and reaching net carbon zero targets by 2035.

Food Pairing:Seared scallops with peach salsa, Lobster bisque, Chicken in a creamy tarragon sauce, Thai green curry with prawns, Butternut squash risotto, Spicy Szechuan cuisine, Grilled chicken with mango salsa, Moroccan chicken tagine, Crab cakes with lemon aioli, Peach and prosciutto salad, Vegetable stir-fry, Baked brie with apricot preserves.

Reviews and Accolades

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

91

Halliday Companion - Ned Goodwin MW

This is a far departure from so many wines under this brand: unforced, no perceivable pH, tweak – or at least nothing too obvious – and a long slippery frame dispelling notes of marzipan, dried hay, quince, pithy stone fruits and rooibos. Good drinking and far better than the more conventional options at this tier.

90

The Wine Front - Campbell Mattinson

It has good weight and texture and while it’s essentially fruit-driven it has a bit of character about it. A bit of spice, perhaps even some mineral. There’s warmth to the finish but give it a gentle chill and you wouldn’t notice it. You don’t often see this kind of difference/character at this price level.

87

The Real Review - Huon Hooke

Medium to light, bright yellow colour, with flowery and lemon-juicy aromas, while the palate is soft and rounded, slightly sweet and grapy, with a little plumpness and a soft, round finish. A generously-flavoured white wine with lingering spice notes.

Taste Profile

Light

Full Body

Dry

Sweet

Fruity

Savoury

Acidity

d'Arenberg

D'Arenberg, an iconic Australian winery in McLaren Vale, has a rich history dating back to 1912 when it was founded by Joseph Osborn. The current custodian, Chester Osborn, is known for his exuberant personality and dedication to crafting exceptional wines. Chester's passion and innovation have been instrumental in the winery's success. His philosophy, follows traditional winemaking practices, including basket pressing and foot treading during red wine fermentation. They also prioritize sustainability and eco-friendly practices. They have achieved a 93% score on Eco Tourism's Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard, focusing on environmental impact, sustainable management, cultural influences, and socio-economic factors. D'Arenberg is committed to becoming net carbon zero by 2035, with a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. They've installed 300 kW of solar PV generators to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The winery also dedicates land to native scrubland conservation, emphasizing biodiversity and sustainability.

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