d'Arenberg

Established 1912

2010 The Beautiful View Grenache

The Story Behind The Name

The Beautiful View district is located in the northern part of the McLaren Vale GI on the ascent to the hills. The district has an altitude of approximately 120m above sea level and geology of 35 - 56 million year old Blanche Point Formation with a Tortachilla Limestone base. This district produces wines with complex earthy characters, fleshy fruits and long grainy mineral tannins.

The Characteristics

Dark and brooding. The nose is a swirl of plums, blueberries and licorice allsorts. This smells deep and rich with layers of woody spices, antique furniture and game.

There’s a powerful entry to the palate. Fruit richness is tempered by the gritty tannins and the mineral acid backbone. There’s old vine concentration mixed with a meaty, gamy complexity, layered with brightness and fleshiness. This wine finishes long and powerfully.

It’s a wine that is drinking really well on release, but it’s also set for a fascinating journey over the next fifteen years and definitely a wine to be carefully cellared.