d’Arenberg The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

MOP 388.00

Although a little closed when first opened, this wine soon becomes vibrant, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose is full of red berries, cassis and a refined leafiness. The palate is young and fresh with spicy acidity and gravelly tannins. The oak is restrained and balanced, allowing the old vine character to shine through. This wine needs time (and patience) to evolve and will reward cellaring in the medium to long term.
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Ratings: “Excellent, Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine
95, Halliday Points
Double Gold, China Wine & Spirits Awards – Best Value, 2018”

SKU: DB600 Category:

Description

“d’Arenberg is one of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale with over 103 years of history to its name. Started by Joseph Osborn in 1912 when he purchased 25 hectares in the hills just north of the townships of Gloucester and Bellevue, now known as McLaren Vale, it later passed to Joseph’s son Frank who left medical school to join the family business and increase the size of the vineyard to 78 hectares.
In 1943 Frank’s son Francis d’Arenberg Osborn universally known as “d’Arry”, returned from school, age 16, to help his ill father run the business, eventually assuming full management in 1957. In 1959 d’Arry decided to launch his own label d’Arenberg, named in honour of his mother, Frances Helena d’Arenberg. It was a small and humble start but the wines gained immediate cult status amongst imbibers and judges and by the 1970’s d’Arenberg wines had become very fashionable, having gained a significant national and international profile in less than 20 years. D’Arry is now 88 years old and still very much an every day presence at the vineyards..
Enter the fourth generation, d’Arry’s son Chester d’Arenberg Osborn. From a very early age Chester was focused on continuing his family’s winemaking tradition. While growing up on the family property he helped his father d’Arry in both the vineyards and the cellar floor during school semester breaks and Christmas holidays. The winemaking processes of the past have been maintained, capturing the unique small-batch character of the wines and the true flavour of the McLaren Vale region. All grapes, red and white, are basket-pressed. The reds are still traditionally fermented with the grape skins (caps) submerged in open wax-lined concrete fermenters utilising the age-old technique of foot-treading.”