Still up there as arguably one of the longest names for a wine. Part of the “Organics” range with d’Arry’s unique coat of arms on the label. Remember that when you visit the incredible d’Arenberg Cube, you’ll find Stephanie near the front door. The blend for 2021 is one of Cinsault, Sangiovese and Sagrantino. The fruit all comes from Biodynamic, Certified Organic vineyards and the wine is made Vegan friendly.
d’Arenberg, Stephanie The Gnome With Rose Coloured Glasses, Rosé, McLaren Vale, 2021
A very pale salmon to near rose gold pink in colour. Restrained and almost delicate. A much lighter edition than previous vintages with light watermelon, easy cherry and strawberry red fruits. Hints of ripe orangey citrus and pink rock salt. I understand putting Stephanie on a little bit of a diet from say, the 2020, he’s definitely shed his covid kilos and come out looking lean. The Sagrantino helps keep a little bit of the body and structure, while a touch of residual sweetness helps balance the acidity. The overall feeling is of a dry, crisp wine with a nicely clean finish.
Rating: 17.5/20 (90/100)
Wine sample courtesy of d’Arenberg