TAPS Winebar


The Dry Dam


A Riesling with super-crisp elegance. Here are white flowers, freshly picked apple, lemon, lime and sorbet. A delicate sweetness stands up against mineral acidity. The name comes from a pond that was never filled. The neighbor of d'Arenberg built a pond that remained dry the first season when the winter was dry. The neighboring farm couldn't use it, but it fit perfectly with d'Arenberg's "dry-grown" vines.


En Riesling med supersprød elegance. Her er hvide blomster, nyplukket æble, citron, lime og sorbet. En sart restsødme står op imod mineralsk syre. Navnet kommer fra en dam, som aldrig blev fyldt op. Naboen til d'Arenberg anlagde en dam, som forblev tør den første sæson, da vinteren var tør. Nabogården kunne ikke bruge den, men den passede perfekt til d'Arenbergs lavtydende, "dry-grown" vinstokke.


Country: Australia

Region: South Australia, McLaren Vale

Winery: d'Arenberg

Year: 2017

Type: White

Grapes: Riesling

Alcohol: 10,5%

Aging: Stainless steel tanks

Closure: Screw cap

Winemaking: Traditional



d'Arenberg was founded in 1912 by Joseph Osborn, who sold his stable of racing horses and used the money to buy a winery. The most famous horse named Footbolt has named one of the house's best known wines of the same name. Similarly, all of d'Arenberg's wines have a funny history behind their unconventional names. Today, 4th generation Chester Osborn is the owner and winemaker. d'Arenberg is located in McLaren Vale.

d'Arenberg blev stiftet i 1912 af Joseph Osborn, som solgte sin stald af væddeløbsheste og brugte pengene til at købe en vingård. Den mest kendte hest ved navn Footbolt har lagt navn til en af husets mest kendte vine af samme navn. På samme måde har alle d'Arenbergs vine en sjov historie bag deres utraditionelle navne. I dag er 4. generation, Chester Osborn, ejer og vinmager. d'Arenberg ligger i McLaren Vale.

General grape descriptions


Riesling is grape from the Alsace region (France), Germany and Austria but Germany is the largest producer in the word of Riesling wines,  which goes from the dry wines to sweet. This grape is cultivated in warm or cold climates and produces high-quality wines witch evolve well over the years. They are very aromatic wines and with pronounced acidity. Riseling wines with sweet characteristics goes well with spicy food as Indian and Thai cuisine. The dried Riesling  goes well with slightly fat meats like the duck. Most present aromas: lima, green apple, beeswax, jasmine and gasoline.