The Hermit Crab Viognier/Marsanne 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 (o...

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Lemony gold in colour with a big, blousy, flowery nose of camomile, asparagus, hay and creamy citrus. Smooth, oily body and creamy malolactic flavo... Read more

d?Arenberg The Hermit Crab Marsanne - Viognier 2005: empf. Trinktemperatur 6-8°C, lagerfähig 1 - 2 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LReg... Read more

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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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02/25/2010

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


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Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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