ArneisThe nose shows plenty of mountain fresh fragrance with fresh-cut pear, some quince, sweet white floral perfume and the merest hints of citrus and fresh almond. The palate is crisp, dry and fresh, with pear and apple flavour sitting bright and crunchy from start to mouth-watering finish.
The Arneis was machine harvested at night. The fruit was crushed, de-stemmed and pressed lightly to minimise extraction of any harsh tannins. The juice was inoculated with an Alsatian yeast and fermented at a cool temperature (14 – 15 °C) to allow the best extraction of varietal expression and aromatics. The wine then spent six months in contact with yeast lees to add complexity and to give more roundness and texture to the wine.
Fermentation vessel: stainless steel Fining agent: Vegetable product
Type of oak: nil oak used Filtration: cross flow
What an aromatic vintage, the colour is light straw with lime green hues. The nose is very pretty with sweet floral and ripe pear characters initially exciting the senses then leading into subtle grassy undertones. The palate is full, flavoursome and complex with pear, candy and some quince characteristics. As the wine opens, the palate extends to apricots, almonds and hints of citrus, with our trademark bone dry finish, lovely grainy texture and long length. Enjoy with spicy Thai basil prawns.
Total Alcohol: 13.9% Alc/Vol
Total Acid: 6.1g/l
Total pH: 3.11