An Italian grape, fondly referred to as the ‘rascal’ Pale yellow straw colour, with an aromatic bouquet. Intense and rich palate with nutty overtones. A wonderful full bodied wine.
|Average Age of Vines:||15 years|
|Yield per Hectare:||6.6 mt/Ha|
|Harvest Date:||17th February 2023|
|Winemaking:||Fruit was crushed and pressed within 2 hours of harvest. The juice was cooled to 10 degrees C, settled and racked after 36 hours. Fermentation was performed at 13-15 degrees C, using a wild yeast from the vineyard. It was fermented to dryness within 21 days. After this the wine was left on lees for 3 months before the wine was racked. Further fining and cold stabilisation took place prior to bottling in June.|
|History:||Arneis is a white Italian grape variety originating from the Piedmont, Italy. The word Arneis literally translates to the little rascal in Piemontese, and is often called thus because it is regarded as a somewhat difficult variety to grow. It is a crisp, floral varietal, and has been grown for centuries in the region. Historically the Arneis was often planted alongside the Nebbiolo grape with the intention that it would attract the birds, and protect the Nebbiolo crop. For many centuries Arneis was blended with the Nebbiolo to soften the tannins, but this practice mostly disappeared by the 20th Century.|
|Reviews:||Previous vintages of the Arneis have received excellent reviews from well known West Australian Wine Writer, Ray Jordan, and numerous awards at past wine shows such as the local Geographe & WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show and the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show|
“Plenty of punchy fruit here, from what was a good vintage…spice with some of the varietal apple and pear … very nice drinking.” Score 92/100
|Food Pairing:||Seafood or chicken accompanied by creamy sauces, such as a Garlic Cream Sauce.|
|Cellaring:||Up to 3 years.|
Watch the video to hear our winemaker Mark Cumbers tell you about Vineyard 28’s Arneis.
Ray Jordan reviewed our 2016 vintage in his 2017 West Australian Wine Guide and said:
“Fragrant and beautifully aromatic variety … an intensity of fruit flavour … juicy dry finish with a crisp acidity sustaining the spicy pear and citrus characters.”
Our Arneis was also a runner-up for the Best of the West – Alternative White Variety, in the 2017 West Australian Wine Guide.
Why not try it for yourself and see what you think?
Single Bottle – $30, 1/2 Case (6 Bottles) – $162, Case (12 Bottles) – $324