Friday, 4 April 2014

d'Arenberg The Stump Jump Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne 2013

A most unusual blend of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Roussanne and Marsanne which surprisingly works.

All four parcels were fermented separately and then blended. The percentages are unknown, and really, for good glugging juice like this,  I don't really care.

The Riesling adds a lovely freshness and citrus punch, there's acid from the Sauvignon Blanc whilst the Rousanne and Marsanne contribute some stone fruit characters and texture. Green apple acid crunch is thrown in at to finish.

For around ten bucks, this is a drop I'd certainly recommend. Have with creamy bacon pasta or chill down and throw it back on a warm afternoon.

Readily available and often priced below its RRP.

Who: d'Arenberg
What:  (13.1% alc)
Where: McLaren Vale
When: 2013
How much: $11

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