Arneis 2017


Our other 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: 10 years
Yield per Hectare: 5.8mt/Ha
Harvest Date: 7th and 15th March 2017
Winemaking: Fruit was crushed and pressed within 2 hours of harvest. The Juice was cooled to 10 degrees C and racked after 36 hours. Fermentation was performed at 13-15 degrees C. It was fermented to dryness within 21 days. After this the wine was left on lees for 2 weeks 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.

“..A fragrant and beautifully aromatic variety, I think it is the best one they have released. There is an intensity of fruit flavour that probably reflects the mature vines and a good year. Dry finish with a crisp acidity sustaining the spicy pear and citrus characters.” Score 92/100
– Ray Jordan reviewed the 2016 Arneis in the West Australian on 3/9/2016

Food Pairing: Seafood or chicken accompanied by creamy sauces, such as a Garlic Cream Sauce.
Cellaring: Up to 3 years.
Awards: Silver Medal at the 2017 Geographe & WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show.


Arneis 2017
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1Case (12 Bottles)$276.0012.00
21/2 Case (6 Bottles)$138.006.00
3Single Bottle$25.001.00
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