d’Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2020

A pre-release look (the 2019 is still on the d’Arry website) so I can only think they’ll keep to the 4%ish wild ferment this with around 14% of the Viognier fermented in aged French oak.

d’Arenberg, The Hermit Crab, Viognier, Marsanne, McLaren Vale, 2020

Ripe and lifted apricot stone fruit, ginger beer, apple skin, rose water, peanut brittle, malt and a little sea spray. Carrying an upfront viscosity and weight that are tempered at the finish with tart Granny Smith apple bite and a gritty texture. Serve cool with Thai ginger fish fillet.

RRP: $18
Alc: 13.5%
Rating: 17/20 (87/100)

Wine sample courtesy of d’Arenberg

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