d’Arenberg The Money Spider Roussanne 2016

I enjoy southern Rhône style whites, and roussanne (and roussanne blends) deserve a longer hearing in an Australian context.  This is a lovely fresh release from d’Arenberg and the 2016 vintage.  In the glass, saline aromatics give way to a full bodied but fresh palate.  The grapes were picked early and malolactic fermentation suppressed to achieve the style and I think these were the right calls.  (Alc: 12.7%, Region: McLaren Vale, Rating: McLaren Vale, Would I buy it based on this tasting? Yes, Drink: now, Tasted: Feb, 2017, Source: Sample)

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Vintage Rating Review
2013
Good

Published by Sean Mitchell

Grapeobserver.com is an independent wine journal. Written since 2009, it is authored by Sean Mitchell Dip WSET. On matters of wine, Sean is a current Master of Wine student, a Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) diploma holder, a certified WSET educator, a past WSET scholarship winner and has written for various other wine related publications.

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