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Amazing: Single Vineyard Wines to the 17th Power!

Beverage Network
September 2013

The latest chapter in winemakers’ relentless pursuit of terroir comes from Australia, where fourth-generation d’Arenberg winemaker Chester Osborn, already known for his eccentricity, has isolated 17 sites in McLaren Vale for separate production. There is method to the madness, however: Collectively, they’re named “Amazing Sites,” and individually they represent the 14 Shiraz blocks that make up d’Arenberg’s Dead Arm Shiraz and the three Grenache sites that comprise the winery’s “Ironstone Pressings.” Production of the Dead Arm and Ironstone Pressings (both SRP $65) will continue, while 100 cases of each Amazing Site (most having spent 20 months in barriques) will be released from the 2010 vintage priced at $85.

Of course, d’Arenberg wines are not quite complete without exotic names, and the new line does not disappoint, from Tyche’s Mustard through The Vociferate Dipsomaniac.

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