Classification: Langhe DOC
The bouquet is reminiscent of exotic fruits, matured pears, hawthorn and acacia honey. The palate is delicate with white fleshed stone fruit and mineral acidity, giving the wine freshness and a long lasting aftertaste.
- ITA - Piedmont
Pear, honeysuckle, nuts and little floral perfume. It has good flavour and balanced acidity with an attractive roughing up of the texture courtesy of a little phenolic grip. Length is good and the finish is clean, if not crisp. Great food style and excellent value. Rating 91- Gary Walsh, www.winefront.com.au (27/JUL/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Arneis 100%. Arneis is a white Italian wine grape variety originating from Piedmont, Italy. Arneis (literally: little rascal, in Piedmontese) is so called because it is regarded as a somewhat difficult variety to grow. It is a crisp and floral varietal, and has been grown for centuries in the region. The white wines made from the Arneis grape tend to be dry and full body with notes of pears and apricots.
The colour is intense straw yellow with greenish highlights.
The bouquet is reminiscent of exotic fruits, matured pears, hawthorn and acacia honey.
The palate is delicate with white fleshed stone fruit and mineral acidity, giving the wine freshness and a long lasting aftertaste.
50% of the grapes are de-stemmed and submitted to a cold maceration for 24 hours at 10 °C. The residual 50% of the grapes are put directly into the presses prior to crushing. Juice from the first, gentle pressing is fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperature of 18-20°C. Aged on lees in stainless steel for 5 months at 5°C to prevent malolactic fermentation.
Heavy winter snowfalls and spring rains restored moisture and balance in the soils, which was vital during the warm and dry summer. A trouble free and consistent Autumn ripened the fruit perfectly before harvest, resulting in a ripe & full bodied vintage.