The Hermit Crab Viognier/Marsanne, d’Arenberg,  Mclaren Vale, South Australia 2021/22 75cl

£16.95 per bottle

Country

Australia

Cast

South Australia

APV

13%, 14%

Grape Variety

Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier

Food

Asparagus, Fish, Rice Dishes

Wine Type

White Wine, Wine Discoveries

Bottle Cap

Screw Top

Availability: In Stock

75 in stock

Bottle Quantity

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A long-standing Eton Vintners’ favourite, this delicious wine highlights that not all Australian whites are rich and buttery Chardonnay! This Hermit Crab is souther Rhone in blend and style. The Viognier takes centre stage on the nose, with intense aromas of rich fruit, candied ginger and an underlay of green mango and almond. Good body, concentrated and weighty but freshness is the key, with a spicy-yet-sweet finish. Good with fish, shellfish, oriental dishes or as an aperitif.

Delivery Charges

*Local Free Delivery: SL3 and SL4 postcode (Windsor/Datchet)

*Local Free Delivery: All SL (Except SL7), HP9, GU25, TW18, TW19 & TW20 postcodes. (Min. 6 bottles or 1 Hamper or 1 of our selected Wine cases purchased)

  • England and Wales £10.00
  • England and Wales Free Delivery (Over £200 purchased)
  • Northern Ireland £30 (All BT postcodes)
  • Scotland £15.00 (EH, FK, G, KA, KY, ML, DG and TD postcodes)
  • Scottish Highlands and Islands £ 30.00 (All AB; DD; HS; IV; KW; KA27-28; PA; PH; TR21-25; ZE postcodes)

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Viognier

Prior to the late 1980‘s Viognier plantings were confined to south east France, and the Rhône in particular. In centuries past it was a common crop on the plains of the Southern Rhône, but over the years plantings declined as growers favoured higher yielding varieties. However, a spike in world demand for the distinctive, aromatic wine it produces, replete with white stone fruit, blossom and honey, led to a sharp increase in plantings in the late 1980‘s. It is thought to be native to the Northern Rhône where it is traditionally used as a lifting agent in blends, the exception being Condrieu, a varietal appellation. This small commune clinging to the steep west bank of the valley just south of Côte Rôtie produces the world‘s most sought-after Viognier. In the decades since its resurgence, the grape has been planted widely in the Languedoc, producing youthful, floral Vin de Pays, and also in the Americas and parts of Australia where the warmer growing season produces more alcoholic, concentrated examples.