Variety: Tempranillo (84%), Grenache (10%), Touriga Nacional (4%) Souzao (1%) Tinta Cao (1%)
Retail Price Per Bottle: $29.00
750mL - 15.0% Alc.
The Sticks and Stones Tempranillo Grenache Blend
The inspiration for this name comes from the age-old proverb; 'sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me'. The unusual and quirky names of d'Arenberg's range of wines has never done the winery any harm.
A dark, brooding nose which opens with ripples of black cherry and dark chocolate. Over time, mulberry and cassis notes emerge, accompanied by an ever present fresh earth element and a hint of brambly herbaceousness. On the palate the initial mouthfeel is fleshy and silken, but this quickly gives way to a sway of spicy, pithy tannins. The shape of the wine is transformed from juicy to tight and long in an instant. These tannins, along with lively acidity, will ensure The Sticks & Stones 2017 continues to improve for the next 7 to 10