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2017

Arneis

Per Bottle
$24.00

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Case Of 6
$130.00

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Arneis can be enjoyed with all manner of summer fare! We suggest Arneis is perfect to savour with Italian food, pasta and fresh fish.

Superb for drinking now, but can cellar nicely for up to 3 years.

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Vintage Conditions

Vintage 2017 was an ideal vintage. Rutherglen has experienced a long, mild and dry summer, and an early autumn. This is often referred to as an Indian summer. The vines have loved this and have been able to ripen the fruit in a slow and orderly fashion.

This slow ripening is extremely desirable as the fruit is able to ripen in a consistent fashion, which results in each variety being due for picking in an orderly fashion, instead of multiple varieties all being due for harvesting at the same time. In the winery this allows us to give maximum amounts of love and attention to each variety as it passes through, whilst also giving us time to experiment with any smaller batches to increase the overall quality of the wines.

By doing all of this we have seen the fruit and resultant wines showing and retaining their natural acidity whilst also having large amounts of fruit flavour and character. Vintage 2017 will be one of those years that we will talk about as being a “normal” vintage, and we will be enjoying these wines well into the future.

Tasting Notes

Arneis is a white variety traditionally grown in Piedmont in the north east of Italy, where it is often blended with the red grape Nebbiolo to ‘soften’ the red wine it produces. With a reputation for being a difficult variety to grow, Arneis loosely translated means ‘little rascal’ in the local dialect. It is becoming increasingly popular as a white varietal wine both in Italy and in Australia, where in Italy it is referred to ‘Barolo Blanco’.  Arneis was the first ‘Italian style’ white wine in our portfolio. Our warm-to-hot days with cool nights help maintain the delightful  freshness and crispness that makes Arneis special. Our Arneis has a slightly herbaceous spicy aroma, flavours of almond and pears, a lovely fresh acidity, generous fruit weight on the mid-palate, and a delicate lingering after taste. This wine is becoming one of our favourites.

Winemaking

We fermented the majority of our Arneis juice in stainless steel tanks under conditions that retain maximum fruit flavour. We did ferment 14% in a 5 year Puncheon to help add complexity and palate. After fermentation, the barrel was added back to the tank and a small amount of yeast lees stirring in the tank helps build texture to the mid palate. The wine was left on yeast lees for four months, before bottling.

Wine Detail & Analysis

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Additional Information

Weight 0.75 kg
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 35 cm
Quantity

x Case 6, Per Bottle, Case of 3, Case of 6, Case of 12, Case of 24