Story: Arneis is a rare variety originating from Piedmont in Northwest Italy. After WWII Arneis almost became extinct as it is notoriously difficult to grow, hence it has earned the nickname “Little Rascal”. Luckily a few viticulturists around the world have rediscovered this exceptional variety and are now producing stunning wines from this little rascal.
Vintage: 2021 will be one for the record books in more than one way but as far as vineyards across South Australia are concerned it was near perfect. Higher than average rainfall over winter allowed vines to produce good canopy and the cool – dry summer gave us beautiful even ripening conditions. This slow ripening allows great flavour development and retention of natural acidity.
Nose: The nose displays beautifully vibrant aromas of citrus and stone fruits.
Palate: The aromas follow through to the crisp and refreshing palate with a little textural mouthfeel for added palate weight.
Pairing: Try this wine with garlic butter chargrilled king prawns fresh off the barbeque dipped in your favourite home made aioli.
Cellaring: Drink now
Winemaker: Shane Harris