With only 1,200 hectares planted around the world and 37 of those hectares in Australia, Arneis is a wine you might not have heard of, but we think it's a hidden gem.
The 2023 Arneis is a refreshing, varietally expressive wine that sits somewhere between a fruit-forward Chardonnay and a dry, crisp Pinot Gris. Stunning white floral perfume, poached pear aromas and hints of flinty wet stone surround a nervy, citrus acidity and delicious pithy texture. This is a moreish, award-winning wine that will have you wondering why you've never heard of it before.
Brilliant clarity, pale lemon.
A wine that is varietally expressive in its subtle white floral perfume, poached pear aromas and hints of flinty wet stone.
A nervy, citrus acidity drives the wine long, through waves of pithy texture and nashi pear fruits.
Enjoy now, lightly chilled.
Spring rain led to healthy vine growth and a mild summer meant that fruit had longer ripening periods on the vine. This has allowed for expressive varietal fruit, with a fine-boned texture and length.
The Arneis is a special, very small planting at our vineyard in Pemberton. Fruit was carefully hand-picked and then whole bunch pressed with only the free-run juice going straight to seasoned French oak for fermentation. The wine then spent five months in barrel before going to bottle with minimal fining. This minimal intervention has allowed us to make the wine vegan friendly.
- Alcohol: 12.5%
- pH: 3.12
- Acidity (TA): 7.05 g/L
Pork cotoletta and pine mushroom cream sauce.
Southern Forests & Valleys Wine Show 2023