The Love Grass Shiraz, d'Arenberg

SKU: A7376113

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The Love Grass Shiraz, d'Arenberg

GBP 13.95
£13.95
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Tasting Note

Love Grass grows wildly in the vineyards surrounding the winery. During vintage, the sticky, long stemmed flowers of the Love Grass affectionately attach themselves to the vineyard workers’ socks. They even get caught in the coat of the winery dog, Coco, and have to be brushed out by chief winemaker, Chester Osborn.

The additional varieties in this wine cling to Shiraz the same way that the Love Grass does, making a complex and food friendly Shiraz that is fresh and lively, black and red fruits, pepper, clove and cinnamon. Ensure you take a moment to savour this wine and its complex mix of fruits evolving from tight and linear at first to rich, dark and exotic.

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Warm & Spicy Red

  • Chester d'Arenberg Osborn and Jack Walton

  • d'Arenberg Wines

  • Australia

  • McLaren Vale

  • Shiraz

  • 2013

  • Drink now or keep for 2-3 years

  • 75

  • Screwcap

  • 14.5%

  • Red meat such as beef roast or a cooked rib-eye

Additional Varieties

3% Viognier, 3% Merlot, 2% Pinot Noir, 2% Petit Verdot,
1% Tempranillo, 1% Sagrantino, 1% Cinsault, 1% Souzao, 1% Tint Cao

Winemaking

Walking the old Shiraz vineyards and tasting grapes, Chester Osborn classifies and determines the ideal picking time for each individual vineyard. Small batches are crushed in the Demoisy open-mouthed, rubber toothed crusher and then trans-ferred to five-tonne headed-down open fermenters. These batches remain separate until final blending.
Foot treading is undertaken on most parcels two thirds of the way through fermentation. When tannin extraction is just right the wine is basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of new and used French and old American oak barriques to complete primary and secondary fermentation. The barrel ferments are aged on lees to keep the wine fresh while also reducing the oak influence. There is no racking until final blending. Chester undertakes an extensive barrel tasting process to determine the final blend. The Love Grass does not undertake fining or filtration prior to bottling which may result in a harmless deposit in or adhering to the bottle.

Press

  • Mid-crimson and Bright colour; a bright, effusive and quite pure red-fruited bouquet, with the palate delivering an even, fresh and finely detailed finish; unencumbered by heavy handed winemaking, with plenty to like.

    • The Australian Wine Companion
    • James Halliday
  • If you like your reds bigger and bolder, the enigmatically-named The Love Grass Shiraz d’Arenberg might just tick the box. Produced by the charismatic and colourful Chester Osborn, world-famous for his loud shirts, the wine is as colourful as the maker. All his wines have a name and a story – this one’s a rich, abundantly fruity Shiraz, given added spice and freshness by a tiny dollop of Viognier , and named after the long, sticky wild grasses that grow in the vineyards, and attach themselves to the vineyard workers ankles. Bursting with cardamom-spiced blackberry fruit, with hints of licorice and dark chocolate, it’s a velvety delight to soothe chilly nights – perfect with slow cooked lamb shanks, warming winter stews, and spicy curries.

    • Bath Magazine, November 2016
    • Angela Mount

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Special Delivery Options

The following delivery services are not available on our website, but can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810.

  • UK mainland next day by 9am timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles
  • UK mainland by 12 noon Saturday timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles
  • Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Scilly Isles, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands parcel delivery: £15.00 per 1-12 bottles
  • UK mainland delivery to a bonded warehouse: £25.00 irrespective of quantity
  • UK mainland PM timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles

Click & Collect

Click & Collect is a free deliver to store service. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only (Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 7pm and Saturday 10am – 6pm, closed on Bank Holidays). Orders are ready for collection within 2 working days. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 15 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.