Wine d'Arenberg The Lucky Lizard, 2007
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Wine brilliant pale golden color with yellow and silver shades.
On the palate the wine bright notes of ripe citrus and minerals mixed with hints of nectarine, green melon, roasted pistachios and stems of the vine. Gorgeous oily texture and lace acidity observed up to a rich and intense aftertaste.
The aroma of wine is very complex and bright. It is dominated by shades of smoky oak, ripe red apples, ripe grapefruit, cold river pebbles and minerals on the background of the nuances of fig and peach.
The wine goes well with dishes of poultry and pork, grilled sea fish, pasta with seafood, with clams.
Fermentation "The Lucky Lizard" is produced in old French oak barriques, where then the wine is aged for 7-8 months. Wine tastes great at a young age, but also has excellent potential to evolve over the years in the bottle, revealing all his wealth.
Vintage "The Lucky Lizard", in 2007 won the gold medal at the "Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2008".
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.