Country: Australia Region: McLaren Vale
Varietal: Grenache / Shiraz / Mourvedre Blend
Vintage: 2011 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: d'Arenberg Wines
Another of John Wilson's favourite Australian wines . "Soft supple & fruity, serve it at parties and watch it put a beaming smile on everybody's face..
The 2011 Vintage is just starting to open up now. It is drinking really well and will continue to age for a further 6 – 7 years. A great Bbq wine, elegant and smooth, with generous length of finish.
The Story Behind The Name
The name ‘Stump Jump’ pays homage to a significant South Australian invention – the Stump Jump plough. As well as clearing the land around McLaren Vale, it was adopted worldwide in the late 19th century because of its ability to ride over stumps and gnarled roots, saving valuable time and energy.
The 2012 Stump Jump GSM shows generous fruit characters mixed with savoury nuances, subtle oak and fine, gritty tannin.
Grenache is the hero, with its lovely rhubarb, blueberry and white pepper notes. The Shiraz brings darker fruits, plums, fennel and earth along with a more robust texture and tannin structure which fill out the mid palate. Finally, the splash of Mourvedre adds exotic dried herb, lavender, iodine and cured meat notes along with a certain elegance and mineral tannin that draws the wine to a lingering finsh.
Balanced, pure with underlying complexities and delicious.
Ageing Potential: 9 Years
This mouthwatering wine is approachable with juicy fresh red berries, mulberry and a hint of pomegranate. Underlying the generous fruit is a more subtle layer of plum stone, star anise and cinnamon which adds complexity and interest. The soft powdery tannins provide a gentle finish and excellent length
Food Matches: Duck / Lamb / Red Meat / Spicy