D'Arenberg launches new variety
10 March, 2017
McLaren Vale winery d'Arenberg is set to add a new variety to its list of more than 70 wines.
Mencía (pronounced 'Men-thee-ah') is a medium-bodied red wine grape from the north-west of Spain where it produces wines with floral and red fruit flavours.
Named 'The Anthropocene Epoch', the wine will mark d'Arenberg as the first recorded Australian winery to export wine made from the grape variety, and will also be the first in the d'Arenberg range to be released with a label reference to its biodynamic and organic grape growing practices.
In yet another 'first', the wine's official launch will be broadcast as a live event with Chief Winemaker Chester Osborn, encouraging people to pre-purchase a bottle and join the tasting online. The interactive tasting will be broadcast online at 7pm ACDT on Thursday 23 March, via the d'Arenberg Facebook page. During the tasting, viewers are encouraged to write comments, and share their experiences across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtag #mytasting.