Wine d'Arenberg The Sticks and Stones, 2005
Reviews of purchase d'Arenberg The Sticks and Stones, 2005
Wine deep glowing red.
Taste wine elegant, soft, seductive, balanced, with notes of cranberry, red and black fruit, cherries and cherry liqueur, toast, minerals, rich, juicy finish with noticeable tannins.
Floral tones in the aroma of the wine wonderfully balanced with deciduous and herbaceous hints, notes of dark red berries - cherries, cranberries, plums, fresh strawberry jam, musk, spice and violets, oak nuances.
The wine goes well with lamb, wild boar stew, rich meat dishes.
Blend wine "Stikc End Stones 2005" consists of an interesting mix of varieties Grenache, Tempranillo and Shiraz, providing elegance, depth and refinement of taste. Interestingly, the winery oenologist Chester Osborn was one of the first who planted Tempranillo in McLaren Vale. Later it became clear that this variety thrives in this terroir and shows excellent results in conjunction with its partner classic Grenache - favorite brand wineries "d'Arenberg."
Bunches of grapes for wine "The Sticks and Stones" gently crushed rubber gear ?? crusher and fermented in small batches in open fermenters. Pressed grape skins with special baskets of pressing the XIX century firms "Coq" and "Bromley & Tregoning". The process of fermentation in barrels. Extract of wine is carried out in French and American oak barrels for 10 months. Minimal interference in the process of vinification provides maximum flavor and aroma of the wine. Storage capacity "The Sticks and Stones" is at least 12-15 years.
Vintage "The Sticks and Stones 2005" won the Blue Gold Medal at the "Sydney International Wine Competition 2008".
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.