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TASTING NOTE

This iconic wine always displays the power and intensity of McLaren Vale Shiraz, yet has an elegance and refinement that few other wines from the region possess. It's vibrant and lifted on the nose with bustling red fruits and savoury spice. The palate is long, linear and pure with tightly wound youthful tannins and mouth-watering acidity. Beneath the layers of blueberry, pomegranate and satsuma plum is an intriguing core of earth and crushed rocks. Dead Arm is a vine disease caused by the fungus Eutypa Lata that randomly affects vineyards all over the world. Often affected vines are severely pruned or replanted. One half, or an 'arm' of the vine slowly becomes reduced to dead wood. That side may be lifeless and brittle, but the grapes on the other side, while low yielding, display amazing intensity.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

One of Australia's best known and iconic wine producers.

All d'Arenberg estate owned and leased vineyards are NASAA Certified for organic and biodynamic processes. This natural and environmentally friendly philosophy encourages strong root systems that penetrate the soil, resulting in lively tannin structures, soil characters and fine minerality. These practices also ensure that yields are kept low with concentrated flavours and excellent natural acidity.

 

Country of Origin

 Australia 

Region

 McLaren Vale, South Australia

Producer

 d'Arenberg

Grape

 Shiraz

Food Matching

 Try with a hearty beef stew

ABV

 15%


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d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz
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