Wine d'Arenberg The Dead Arm, 2007
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Wine deep magenta color.
Luxurious, rich, complex flavor dense wine, with stunning concentration, hints of minerals, rhubarb, land, abundant tannins, balanced exuberant fruitiness. The finish is long, bright, hot and spicy.
In a fragrant, vigorous, young, attractive bouquet dominated by floral notes of wine lavender woven with tones of plum and blackberry. Mysterious beauty blame tempting shades add layers of pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and hints of five spice.
Great wine with grilled or braised meat with vegetables, potatoes and mushrooms, steak, venison fragrant, delicious cheeses. This legendary wine is excellent and of itself.
Luxury Wine "The Dead Arm", aged for 22 months in new and old barrels of French and American oak, has an elegant taste with a great structure and a complex flavor with an abundance of fruit shades. In his youth, "Dead Hand" has a fairly low-key style. But after five years in the bottle, it will begin to develop and demonstrate a more fruity notes and a fragrant bouquet appearing skin tones, tobacco, earth, chocolate and spices. Due to the excellent balance, if kept in the wine can develop within 20 years.
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 McLaren Vale.