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d'Arenberg, The Dead Arm Shiraz, McLaren Vale No Reserve

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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.
Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and then transferred to five tonne headed down open fermenters. These batches remain separate until final blending. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation. The wine is then basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of new and used French oak barriques to complete fermentation. The barrel ferments are aged on lees, there is no racking until final blending and no fining or filtration.
This wine will have you second guessing as it skips between red fruits and lifted spice notes on the one hand to more brooding, dark, ashen, earthy aromas on the other.
The seasonal conditions are even more evident on the palate where flavour, tannin and acid are in perfect balance.

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d'Arenberg, The Dead Arm Shiraz, McLaren Vale, 2016

Quantity: 1, 75cl

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Item ID:

241490

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d'Arenberg, The Dead Arm Shiraz, McLaren Vale

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d'Arenberg

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1 bottles, 75cl each

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Wine Colour:

Red

Wine Type:

Still

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Australia, South Australia, McLaren Vale

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Into Neck (IN)

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