2019 d'Arenberg 'The Love Grass' Shiraz McLaren Vale
Winery Notes: Lovegrass is a weed that grows in the vineyards and its sticky flowers affectionately attach themselves to vineyard workers' socks. This Shiraz will linger with you in the same way that the flowers do! It all begins with red and black jubes. Pepper and spice notes sing in the glass - the wine evolves and tells us more as we swirl. Some mulberry. Earthy nuances persist through the wine, as an ode to the Organic and Biodynamic principles followed in the winery. Ash, tar, sooty notes. Course tannins will settle with time, enough there for the next 15 years, easily.
Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and then transferred to open fermenters. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation, the wine is basket pressed and then aged in French oak for up to 18 months.