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Old Bridge Cellars d'Arenberg Hermit Crabmars Vio05 White 2005

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d’Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne. This blend of two of d’Arenberg’s ‘Great White Hopes’ is the brother (or sister) of the most traditional of d’Arenberg’s red wines, the d’Arry’s Original Shiraz Grenache, and is similarly dressed, label-wise. A little bit about Marsanne before you find out why on earth this wine is called the Hermit Crab. Marsanne hails from the northern Rhone and has a reputation as a characterful, full-bodied varietal, or (as with the Hermit Crab), as a blending partner with more aromatic varieties with higher natural acidity than Marsanne. The wine can be deeply coloured, full-bodied with an aroma of honeysuckle and sometimes almonds. Texturally, Marsanne tends more towards oiliness, as well as honeysuckle fragrances when it ages.

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Darenberg:
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
06/09/2009

Lemony gold in colour with a big, blousy, flowery nose of camomile, asparagus, hay and creamy citrus. Smooth, oily body and creamy malolactic flavours, with just enough acid to cut through, and enough resinous, warm marsanne to make this a bit more than just another New World viognier. It does a decent impression of a good Rhône white, although it's just a tad slick and mathematically balanced to trump one of those wilful, nervy oddities. Would work with a creamy white sauce on fish, or, as we're having tonight, a parsnip and sweet potato purée with pan-fried sea bass.


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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

d?Arenberg The Hermit Crab Marsanne - Viognier 2005: empf. Trinktemperatur 6-8°C, lagerfähig 1 - 2 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: McLaren ValeWeingut: d'ArenbergRebsorte: 63% Viognier37% MarsanneRestzucker: 1,5 g/LiterRestsäure: 5,75 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Weißwein



d’Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne. This blend of two of d’Arenberg’s ‘Great White Hopes’ is the brother (or sister) of the most traditional of d’Arenberg’s red wines, the d’Arry’s Original Shiraz Grenache, and is similarly dressed, label-wise. A little bit about Marsanne before you find out why on earth this wine is called the Hermit Crab. Marsanne hails from the northern Rhone and has a reputation as a characterful, full-bodied varietal, or (as with the Hermit Crab), as a blending partner with more aromatic varieties with higher natural acidity than Marsanne. The wine can be deeply coloured, full-bodied with an aroma of honeysuckle and sometimes almonds. Texturally, Marsanne tends more towards oiliness, as well as honeysuckle fragrances when it ages.

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