d’Arenberg The Stump Jump Red Wine

Stump Jump

d’Arenberg
The Stump Jump Red Wine

McLaren Vale, Australia

Grenache 46%
Shiraz 39%
Mourvèdre 15%

Since 1912 the Osborn Family has tended vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia. The grapes used in this wine are mostly from very old bush vines, and underwent gentle crushing, traditional open tank fermentation, basket pressing, and oak maturation prior to bottling.
It is rumored that the inventor of the Stump Jump plough, which enabled a plough share to jump over tree roots, had poor eye sight and required regular tests to ensure he could still operate machinery.
If you can hold this bottle at arm’s length and still read the front label, you can enjoy another glass.

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generous fruit characters mixed with savory nuances, subtle oak, and fine, gritty tannin. grenache is the hero, with its lovely rhubarb, blueberry, and white pepper notes. shiraz brings darker fruits, plums, fennel, and earth, along with a more robust texture and tannin structure which fill out the mid palate. a splash of mourvedre adds exotic dried herb, lavender, iodine and cured meat notes along with a certain elegance and mineral tannin that draws the wine to a lingering finish.

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