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D'Arenberg Stump Jump Shiraz 2011D'Arenberg Stump Jump Shiraz 2011
Size: 750ml
Country: Australia
Region: Fleurieu
Sub-Region: McLaren Vale
Producer: D'Arenberg

The name ‘Stump Jump’ doesn’t relate to the English game of cricket (jumping over the stumps at the end of the game), nor the breeding of livestock held in the stumps but relates to the significant South Australian invention – the Stump Jump plough. The plough soon became a worldwide implement for ploughing fields because of its ability to ride over stumps and gnarled “mallee” Eucalypt roots and snags, saving valuable time and resources by not stopping the draught horse.

This wine is the combination of many individual parcels of wines that flowed down from the many senior wines in the d'Arenberg stable including parcels from a range of new growers. Their red winemaking is very traditional and simplistic. All the reds are fermented in traditional headed-down open fermenters prior to being pressed in traditional basket-presses, then matured prior to bottling.