D'ARENBERG THE STUMP JUMP WHITE - 2006
McLaren Vale, Australia blend of 63% Riesling, 16% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Roussanne and 8% Marsanne. 13% alcohol.
Light yellow color with a nose of petrol, apple and grassy-floral notes. Somewhat oily with clean crisp flavors of citrus, pear, and minerality. Bright fruit and acidity.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
Retails for around $9 making this an affordable and enjoyable white meritage. Australia, best known for its Shiraz and over-the-tops reds, is really starting to gain attention with its white wines. Nothing surprising here, but rich and well-defined with Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc flavors and aromas dominating the lesser varietals. A good effort that pairs well with light summer dishes.