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d'Arenberg Stephanie the Gnome with Rose Tinted Glasses

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This must surely be the front-runner for the weirdest name for a D'arenberg wine, or any wine for that matter. Anyway, it's a dry, slightly butch, Rose style made from pinot noir, cinsault and Mourvedre, and it displays scents of plums, red fruits and soft, sweet spices on the nose, with hints of florals. The palate is light to medium-bodied with juicy red fruit flavours, a slight grip from the tannins, bright acidity, and a dry, succulent finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Our mate, Stephanie the Gnome, is not too fussed about his funny name. A jolly little fellow, after a few sips he sees life through rosè coloured glasses. He only needs to look at his stable mates to see that oddball names have never hurt a d’Arenberg wine.

Stephanie is also comforted by the fact he is named after Savigny-lès-Beaune in Burgundy, a region famous for the main grape variety of this unique blend.

The appearance of this wine alone gives an indication that it is a rose unlike others, a rose with structure! A true mixed basket of red Pinot fruits leap from the glass, raspberries, cherries and dessicated strawberries. We also sense the presence of Cinsault with its lifted lavender soap aromatics.

More red fruits on the palate but then, intriguingly, we are met with orange pithy notes which provide a mouthwatering frame of chalky tannins. A lovely peppery note on the finish presents a beautiful contrast with the red berry fruits.

This is a serious, dry style rose packed with pretty, varietal Pinot Noir characters doused with complexity through Cinsault and Mourvedre.

Alcohol: 13.5%

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