The Bonsai Vine Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 2013
The Story Behind The Name
These old, dry grown bush vines grow in shallow soils on hard rock, requiring hand pruning to keep producing berries in this harsh environment. The vines are very small for their age, their tiny shoots giving them a bonsai appearance.
Red fruits and mixed berries leap from the bottle into your glass. The bouquet is further enhanced by the ever so familiar d’Arenberg hallmarks of earth and soot, a nod to our hands off grape growing and winemaking practices that allow the wines to evoke a true sense of place.
The palate delivers even greater complexity, more cherry-plum and pastille fruit, blood orange, fennel and liquorice and a whole assortment of savoury, woody spice, nutmeg, cinnamon and clove to finish. All the while, this wealth of flavour is being supported by a firm frame of irony tannins, that bring not only succulence but an overall balance to the wine’s mouthfeel. Generous and complex.