By Amy Looker
McLaren Vale’s d’Arenberg has released its very first sparkling wine in honour of its 100th anniversary year and the winery’s forefathers.
d’Arenberg’s DADD is a non-vintage blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier sourced from the cool-climate Adelaide Hills.
The cheeky and slightly familiar packaging makes use of the winery’s iconic red stripe and gives nod to the men behind the d’Arenberg brand, explains fourth generation d’Arenberg winemaker, Chester Osborn.
"My great-grandfather purchased the property in 1912 and together with my grandfather planted more vines which we still use to this day," Osborn said.
"My grandfather also built the winery and my father created the red stripe and the d’Arenberg brand, which was a huge step forward.
Each of these Dads deserved recognition for this special wine and that’s why Dad is spelt with an extra D. Each contributed something major to this business and there a signs of their hard work and influence throughout the property. Their legacy lives on in this wine."
The winery plans to showcase the wine at a series of events it is holding around the globe to celebrate 100 years of d’Arenberg.
"Sparkling white has always been the ultimate party wine so we had to make something for the most significant milestone in d’Arenberg’s history," said Osborn.
"We are very proud of making it to 100 years and we are excited to celebrate with all of the people that have helped make it a success."
DADD has an RRP of $28 and will be rolled out to retailers during February.