d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier / Marsanne

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d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier / Marsanne

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Tasting Note

The nose of this wine displays an enticing mix of white stonefruits and sweet pineapple with an underlying hint of ginger. The palate is luscious and flavoursome, again nectarine and peach are prominent, with a twist of candied citrus rind.These sweet flavours evolve through the palate into more savoury flavours reminiscent of raw almonds and spice. A generous, textural wine with a surprising finesse on the finish.

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  • White Wine

  • White - Crisp, Refreshing, Dry

  • dArenberg Wines

  • Chester d'Arenberg Osborn and Jack Walton

  • Australia

  • McLaren Vale

  • Viognier

  • 36% Marsanne

  • 2017

  • Drink now

  • 75cl

  • Screwcap

  • 13.00%

  • 4.4g/L

  • Aperitif, shell fish and seafood.


Small batches of grapes are crushed gently and transferred to stainless steel basket presses. Fermentation is long and moderately cool to retain fresh fruit characters. About 3% underwent wild fermentation for extra complexity. 14% of the Viognier is fermented in aged French and American Oak to add mouth feel and support the subtle Viognier tannins.
The Viognier and Marsanne components received similar treatment, but are not blended until the final stages of the winemaking process.


  • 'One to embrace' said WSET's Mike Best, explaining 'Beautiful nose, brilliant aromatics, pronounced citrus with a lovely length. Consultant Claire Love, agreed, finding this wine full of 'rich, vibrant, ripe fruit' and 'nutty on the finish', while Diana Rollan of Hakkasan London noted its 'good length, with mineral, fresh, citrus and green apple'. 'Pair with grilled mackerel with Salsa Verde or oysters, if you feel decadent,' said Best.

    • Sommelier Wine Awards 2016
    • Gold Medal

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