SRP of $12.99 and available widely for as low as $8-$9. Sample received courtesy Old Bridge Cellars for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Since 1912, the Osborn family has tended the 19th century vineyards at their d’Arenberg winery, located in McLaren Vale, South Australia.
The land for many of the region’s old vineyards was originally cleared using a Stump Jump plough, the South Australian invention which enabled the ploughshare to jump over the gnarled ‘mallee’ Eucalyptus roots, saving valuable time and resouces.
This vintage Stump Jump white is a blend of the Riesling, Marsanne and Sauvignon Blanc grape varieties, which were gently crushed and basket pressed, followed by temperature controlled fermentation prior to bottling.
As big fans of The Stump Jump Red I was eager to give the white blend with the same name a try, and boy am I glad I did. This wine really just hit me right. Maybe it’s just me wishing for warm weather but that’s the first thing I thought of when I tasted this wine, which is really a perfect pairing for summer.
The 2010 d’Arenberg The Stump Jump White McLaren Vale Adelaide Hills begins with strong, pleasant aromas of citrus zest and tropical fruit. A very inviting bouquet. The wine tastes excellent with ripe and juicy fruit, primarily citrus (lemon, lime, orange) as well as a bit of honey and a touch of almond. This wine did not see any oak, and so the fruit really comes though first and foremost, much to our benefit. It also features a lively mouthfeel with crisp, fresh and good acidity.
This is a very easy to drink wine, but don’t be misled by that term as it can often be used to refer to simple wines. That is definitely not the case here as the Stump Jump White offers a good amount of complexity. Extremely food flexible, pair it with just about anything you’d eat during the summer. Buy a case now so you’re ready for spring.