Wine d'Arenberg The Stump Jump Red, 2009
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Wine purple-red color.
Taste wine has lovely fruit tones, subtle notes of blackcurrant and nuances of dried herbs add zest, fine-grained tannins well felt in a long finish.
The aroma of wine is filled with tones of plum and bright red fruits, hints of earth, pepper and exotic spices.
The wine goes well with dishes of lamb and beef, meat pies, roast duck, soft cheeses.
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.
The year 2009 was one of the best in the last decade for the Grenache grape variety. Maturation of red grapes held without stress, the yield showed a good level of natural acidity and balanced tannins.
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" proihodit in large old barrels of American and French oak.
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.