The Money Spider Roussanne, d'Arenberg

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Tasting Note

d’Arenberg planted Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne in the mid 1990’s, and the first crop of Roussanne from the 2000 vintage was covered in a sea of tiny “Money Spiders” (Erigoninae). Popular belief is that kindness to these little creatures will bring good luck, hopefully in the form of money. Being a nature-lover and slightly superstitious, Chester refrained from sending the spiders to their death. Hence the first release of Roussanne was from the 2001 vintage, by which time the Money Spiders had learned their lesson and moved from the vineyard to the surrounding bushland.

The nose exhibits a whole array of characters from stone fruits and tropical notes through to nuttiness and an ever so delicate hint of Indian spice. The palate is robust! A luscious mix of pulpy fruit, green mango and papaya. These full flavours gently give way to honey blossom nuances and savoury pistachio notes which linger to a very long finish, adding refinement to the palate.

Product Information

  • White Wine

  • White - Aromatic, Dry

  • dArenberg Wines

  • Chester d'Arenberg Osborn and Jack Walton

  • Australia

  • McLaren Vale

  • Roussanne

  • 3% Sauvignon Blanc

  • 2017

  • Drink now

  • 75cl

  • Screwcap

  • 12.9%

  • 6.7g/L

  • Yes

Winemaking

A wet winter ensured good sub soil moisture and set up the vines well with healthy canopies. Spring was very dry with above average temperatures, a heavy downpour in January was a welcome relief. Mild conditions during the ripening period produced wines that show an abundance of spicy fruits with great colour and richness. Vintage started on 30 January, the earliest start on record by one day. Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and transferred to stainless steel basket presses. Fermentation is long and moderately cool to retain fresh fruit
characters, and was conducted in stainless steel tanks. Only free-run juice was used for the final wine with no malolactic fermentation.

Food Recommendation

This shouts for meaty fish dishes. Monkfish with a lemon and caper butter anyone?

Press

  • In a slightly richer vein, try d’Arenberg’s The Money Spider Roussanne 2016 (12%) a real peach of a wine from one of the Rhône’s classic grape varieties... Great Western Wine has it for £13.95, with discounts if you buy in larger quantities. Try that with a roast chicken with tarragon.

    • The Guardian 30th March 2017
    • Fiona Beckett
  • ‘With tropical fruit notes, mango, this is quite rich with a touch of residual sugar,’ said Gaetano Giangaspero of Coya Mayfair, while Charles Pashby-Taylor of Dabbous found ‘melon and white peach fruit’ and team leader Lionel Periner noted ‘aromatic style but dry on the finish’.

    • Sommelier Wine Awards 2017
    • Silver Medal
  • This is a lovely wine in 2016, with a green tea-like perfume and a gorgeous bite of acidity. I like this wine when it is in its first flush of youth so grab it while you can.

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