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d'Arenberg Roussanne The Money Spider 2008

d'Arenberg Roussanne The Money Spider 2008

750ml      
Sku: 1582544

Lead Time 5 day lead-time required Why?

Rating
 Steve Tanzer 90 points (Jul 2009)
Light gold. Palish yellow. Intriguing aromas of white peach, green tea, beeswax, pear, nectarine and jasmine. Dense and powerful, but the sappy flavors of nectarine and pear skin are enlivened by tangy acidity and a stony nuance. The refreshingly dry-edged finish features very good spicy lift and a suggestion of honey.

Wine maker notes
d’Arenberg planted Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne in the mid 1990’s, and the first crop of Roussanne from the 2000 vintage was covered in a sea of tiny “Money Spiders” (Erigoninae). Popular belief is that kindness to these little creatures will bring good luck, hopefully in the form of money. Being a nature-lover and slightly superstitious, Chester refrained from sending the spiders to their death. Hence the first release of Roussanne was from the 2001 vintage, by which time the Money Spiders had learned their lesson and moved from the vineyard to the surrounding bushland.

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