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D' Arenberg "The Laughing Magpie" Mclaren Vale 2001

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This is one of the newest offerings from the d’Arenberg team, and one that we are immensely proud of. Chester's daughters Ruby and Alicia take the naming rights for The Laughing Magpie; it is what they call their tame Kookaburra, a member of the Kingfisher family (though not at all similar in looks) that lives in the native scrub surrounding the Osborn family home. The Laughing Magpie is a blend and style that has its roots once again in the Rh?Valley in ‘Cote R?’, where Viognier is grown alongside the Shiraz in the vineyards and hence picked and vinified together to create a highly perfumed red wine. d’Arenberg has taken this idea and produced its own variation on this marriage of red and white grapes and with a uniquely McLaren Vale twist, has produced a wine with a fragrance of flowers combined with ripe, spicy Shiraz characters. As with all d’Arenberg wines, gentle and traditional winemaking processes are employed. Ripe bunches of Shiraz and Viognier were gently crushed by the ‘Demoisy’ open –mouthed, rubber toothed crusher, before fermentation together in the headed down open fermenters. The still fermenting juice was then transferred using the peristaltic action of our must pump to be basket pressed by our ‘Coq’ and “Bromley and Tregoning’ presses, followed by 12 months maturation in American and French oak barriques, before bottling on site.

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d’Arenberg has developed an enviable reputation with their range of idiosyncratic wines. From the Stump Jumps through to the highly regarded Icons, these wines offer value, individuality and a true taste of McLaren Vale. The Icons The Ironstone Pressings, The Coppermine Road, The Dead Arm Shiraz The Icons are the most powerful and concentrated of d’Arenberg’s wines. Compris... Read more
d’Arenberg has developed an enviable reputation with their range of idiosyncratic wines. From the Stump Jumps through to the highly regarded Icons, these wines offer value, individuality and a true taste of McLaren Vale. The Icons The Ironstone Pressings, The Coppermine Road, The Dead Arm Shiraz The Icons are the most powerful and concentrated of d’Arenberg’s wines. Comprising of the Dead Arm, the Coppermine Road and the Ironstone Pressings, this range represents the pinnacle of d’Arenberg’s efforts. Century old, low-yielding vines produce intensely flavored fruit which is traditionally vinified and undergoes rigorous barrel-selection prior to classification. Chester's Champions The Lucky Lizard, The Twentyeight Road, The Last Ditch, The Money Spider, The Feral Fox, The Sticks & Stones, The Derelict Vineyard, The Cadenzia, The Galvo Garage, The Laughing Magpie Since the early 1900’s, d’Arenberg has pioneered innovative wine styles and varietal plantings. Chester’s Champions represent d’Arenberg’s most exciting new ventures, offering an eclectic alternative to the known and loved bastions of the portfolio. The Classic Red Stripes The Dry Dam, The Broken Fishplate, The Olive Grove, The Hermit Crab, The Custodian, The High Trellis, d’Arrys Original, The Love Grass, The Footbolt. The Classic Red Stripes represent the backbone of the d’Arenberg range. Considered the epitome of d’Arenberg’s style, they are a reflection of skillful winemaking and unique terroir – regionally expressive, fruit-forward and approachable. The Stump Jumps Stump Jump White, Stump Jump Red, Stump Jump Shiraz Named after an important South Australian invention – the Stump Jump plough, these wines are typically light- or un-oaked, offering a fresh, approachable view of McLaren Vale’s premium varietals. Read less

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3.50 5
12/12/2007

Marvelous wine, but from a less than stellar vintage. The 2003 and 2004 are much more to my taste. I have yet to drink a d'Arenberg I did not like.



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This is one of the newest offerings from the d’Arenberg team, and one that we are immensely proud of. Chester's daughters Ruby and Alicia take the naming rights for The Laughing Magpie; it is what they call their tame Kookaburra, a member of the Kingfisher family (though not at all similar in looks) that lives in the native scrub surrounding the Osborn family home. The Laughing Magpie is a blend and style that has its roots once again in the Rh?Valley in ‘Cote R?’, where Viognier is grown alongside the Shiraz in the vineyards and hence picked and vinified together to create a highly perfumed red wine. d’Arenberg has taken this idea and produced its own variation on this marriage of red and white grapes and with a uniquely McLaren Vale twist, has produced a wine with a fragrance of flowers combined with ripe, spicy Shiraz characters. As with all d’Arenberg wines, gentle and traditional winemaking processes are employed. Ripe bunches of Shiraz and Viognier were gently crushed by the ‘Demoisy’ open –mouthed, rubber toothed crusher, before fermentation together in the headed down open fermenters. The still fermenting juice was then transferred using the peristaltic action of our must pump to be basket pressed by our ‘Coq’ and “Bromley and Tregoning’ presses, followed by 12 months maturation in American and French oak barriques, before bottling on site.

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