Shiraz Roussanne Viognier Marsanne 2011
McLaren Vale, Shiraz (91%) Roussanne (3%) Viognier (3%) Marsanne (3%)
Dark, earthy Shiraz meets youthful, exotic and fragrant white wine varieties.
THE OLD BLOKE & THE THREE YOUNG BLONDES
Behind the Name
The Old Bloke is a Shiraz dominant blend with Roussanne, Viognier and Marsanne, three white Rhone varieties that d'Arenberg planted in McLaren Vale in the 1990's. These 'young blondes' add fragrance, spice and length to the 'old bloke', which is sourced from d'Arenberg's oldest Shiraz vines. Some might joke that the old bloke is Chester, and the three young blondes are his daughters, the fifth generation who will carry on the d'Arenberg tradition. Each of these title characters are represented on the label as a cut out silhouette. Much like the wine itself, the four personalities are 'blended' together by being overlayed one on top of the other, each creating a window to the next and achieving an effect of tactility and depth.