Wine d'Arenberg, "The Stump Jump" Red, 2012
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Wine saturated purple color.
Wine with velvety tannins and a deep fruit flavors, which reveals rich tones of plum, mulberry, raspberry and blueberry. Give a special charm to drink soft color tones, dried herbs and spices. The wine leaves an interesting tidbit of good length aftertaste.
Against the background of red fruit flavors stand out tones of plum, which are well shaded notes of violets, black currant leaf, ground, roasted meat, pepper and exotic spices.
Wine is preferably consumed with roast duck, lamb dishes or beef, meat pies, as well as with soft cheeses.
The range of wines to which the dry wine "The Stump Jump" Red, called "Stumpies". It is ideal for exploring the wines "d'Arenberg". It consists of fine wines "every day", which differ gastronomichnostyu - the ability to be combined with a variety of dishes, and are suitable for any occasion. Label design series reflects the humor of the brand "d'Arenberg". It is made in the style of the table to check vision and is designed to determine the degree of sobriety: if you hold the bottle at arm's length and can read the bottom line, you can afford another glass.
"Stump Jump" - is the name of a unique South Australian invention - a special plow for plowing the land under vines. His device allowed plowshares to jump over bumps and very long, extending to the surface of the roots of the eucalyptus. Hence the name - "Stump" means "stump" and "Jump" is translated as "jumping." With such a plow first settlers in the Valley McLaren at the end of the XIX century treated the oldest vineyards in the region.
Vinification of red wines at the winery "d'Arenberg" is considered quite traditional and simple. Fermentation is carried out in open fermenters and then mash is pressed in special presses baskets preserved from XIX century. Extract of wine "The Stump Jump" Red occurred in large old barrels American and French oak.
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.