Wine d'Arenberg, "The Footbolt" Shiraz, 2010
Reviews of purchase d'Arenberg, "The Footbolt" Shiraz, 2010
Wine of deep purple.
This warm wine has a rich concentrated flavors with hints of ripe plums, leather and cedar. A long pleasant finish.
To flavor the wine is characterized by bright notes of ripe berries - blueberries, raspberries and blueberries, which are accompanied by notes of exotic spices, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and anise and fine touch of earth.
In order to best enjoy this wine, it is recommended to decant before serving. Wine blends well with hard cheeses, pasta, roasted and braised red meats and spicy dishes.
Surprisingly rich, juicy, round wine "The Footbolt" part of the line of red wines, called "The Three Musketeers", which comes with a red sash Musketeers on the label with a 60-ies of XX century. "The Musketeers" - is the heart of the winery "d'Arenberg", its past and present. They exhibit great varietal characteristics and features of the terroir, regularly getting into the lists of the best wines in the world.
Vintage "The Footbolt" 2010 is considered to be quite successful. Abundant autumn rains gave way to a small heat during the flowering period, which affected the amount of the crop, but not its quality. During maturation daily temperature was moderate, night - moderate and close to cool. Grapes collected 2 March 2011. The wine was aged in 12 months in new and old barrels of French and American oak. Wine storage capacity is at least 10 years.
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.