d'Arenberg

Established 1912

d'Arenberg Tastes Sweet Success

d’Arenberg is enjoying another year of sweet success, with two dessert wines recently awarded trophies.

The Noble Botryotinia Fuckeliana Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2015 was awarded the trophy for Best Sweet White Table Wine at the 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show for the second year running. In addition, The Noble Wrinkled Riesling 2016 has received multiple major trophies at the 2017 Riverina Sweet White Challenge, including Best Sweet Floral, and Australian Sweet Wine of the Year. 

Senior winemaker Jack Walton accepting the Best Sweet White Table Wine trophy at the 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show.

The Noble Botryotinia Fuckeliana Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2015 has been highly celebrated with three trophies and four gold medals to date, as well as 91 points given by James Halliday in the 2017 Australian Wine Companion. Its name may sound rude, but the scientific name for Botrytis is Botryotinia Fuckeliana, in honour of German botanist, Karl Fuckel.

The Noble Wrinkled Riesling 2016 trophies come on the back of another gold medal received at the Royal Perth Wine Show 2017, as well as 90 points given by James Halliday in the 2018 Australian Wine Companion. This is the 31st vintage of the wine, originally released as The Noble Riesling back in 1985. The wine has an extensive history of success, awarded 22 trophies throughout its many vintages. The name of the wine is inspired by the grapes which are 100% affected with Botrytis, and are often small and wrinkly. It is a blend of McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills fruit, gently basket pressed up to ten times, with no oak contact.