McLaren Vale

D'Arenberg The Dry Dam Riesling 2017


D'Arenberg The Dry Dam Riesling 2017


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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: white wine
Vintage: 2017 Other vintages
Appellation:McLaren Vale (South Australia, Australia)
Winery: D'Arenberg
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Riesling
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Wine Level In The Bottle: Top-Shoulder (THE - Très Haute Epaule)
D'Arenberg elaborates this D'Arenberg The Dry Dam Riesling 2017 (£124.15), a white wine from McLaren Vale that is made of riesling of 2017. Drinks&Co users rate this white wine with 4 out of 5 points.

Description of D'Arenberg The Dry Dam Riesling 2017

D'Arenberg The Dry Dam Riesling 2017 (Riesling)


  • View: A clear white colour with green flints in the glass
  • Nose: Striking aromas of citrus and green apple along with white flower undertones.
  • Mouth: This off-dry Riesling offers a wonderful balance between sweetness and acidity. The most notable flavours are ripe grapefruit and tangerine, supported by sherbet notes. The palate is richly textural and ends in a long finish.


VINEYARD: Grown in one of d'Arenberg's vineyards in the Adelaide Hills in south Australia, all of which are NASAA Certified for organic and biodynamic processes. Dry Dam's name alludes to the fact that the grapes used come from dry-grown vines.

GRAPES: Riesling

AGEING: The grapes are tenderly crushed and chilled before being basket pressed in small batches. The long and cool fermentation process and was stopped before reaching total dryness to ensure that some residual sugar lingered and balanced the high mineral acidity. Finally, the wine is aged in barrels with frequent testing to prevent overpowering oak flavour.

PREPARATION: D'Arenberg has a reputation for careful attention to the best harvesting and preparation practices in order to allow each grape variety to reach its full potential. The carefully-selected grapes were harvested in late February and March for ideal ripeness. The cooler weather during ripening for this year was favourable for producing sophisticated white wines.

PAIRING: Spicy foods, fish, and fruit-based desserts


ALCOHOL: 10.8%

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The Winery


d'Arenberg is one of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale. In 1912 Joseph Osborn (pictured left), a teetotaller and director of Thomas Hardy and Sons, purchased the well established Milton Vineyards of 25 hectares in the hills just north of the townships of Gloucester and Bellevue, now known as McLaren Vale.

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Reviews of D'Arenberg The Dry Dam Riesling 2017


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4 /5

Delicate floral notes on the nose and relatively restrained. The palate hits you with fleshy stone fruit flavours of apricot and white peach, with just a suggestion of funky" mushrooms influenced by the natural yeasts from the vineyard."
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Reviews of other vintages of D'Arenberg The Dry Dam Riesling 201720152014


Strong aromas of citrus. Lemon and lime flavours predominates, especially lemon.
An everyday-wine, one you always have at home.
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I bought a bottle of D'Arenberg at a wine event.
Neat and pleasant for the eye. Jasmine, lilies....this D'Arenberg The Dry Dam Riesling has gentle aromas of white flowers. Strong and astringend on the palate.
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