Chrismont `La Zona` Arneis 2013 (12 x 750mL), King Valley, VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $22

$19.99 per Bottle
$239.88 per case

Overview

Known in Italy as the “little rascal”, Arneis is traditionally hard to grow, but not in the King Valley. At Chrismont, Arneis has found its natural home, flourishing by the region’s open blue skies and pristine cool climate. An exquisite aperitif with a crisp dry finish, La Zona Arneis has too found its place at the home and restaurant tables of Australia’s wine and food lovers.

Region:
VIC - King Valley
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Salty, briny, food-essential style of wine. Floral aspect gives it a prettiness. Enough power through the mid-palate to both satisfy and impress. Not in any way ho-hum; indeed clear evidence that Italian varieties and the King Valley can be far more than a cute idea. CM - Australian Wine Companion, Rating 94, 25th July 2014

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Opens with lovely floral aromatic notes, green apples and pears.

Palate

The palate, full of crisp Granny Smith apples, pears, and notes of peaches, lingers with a creamed honey finish.

Vintage
2013
Region
VIC - King Valley
Grape Style
Other White Varietals
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
11.5%

Winery Profile

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The Chrismont story starts in Italy in the 1920s where Arnie's father Arnold (right) grew up in the small town of Noarna in the Trentino region near the Austrian border. One of ten children, Arnold grew up on a farm that had grape vines and a small orchard. His father was a share farmer and they lived as caretakers in the majestic Castel Noarna, rebuilt in the 11th century from its own ruins after a probable previous life as a fortification during the Roman era. The castle sat amid the steep Trentino terrain, dominating Noarna and the surrounding area of Vallagarina.

Arnold set sail for Australia in 1952 and settled in the North East Victoria town of Myrtleford, helping a migrant Italian family on their tobacco farm. It didn’t take long before a number of Arnold's brothers settled in Australia, too. The four decided to join forces to start a tobacco growing business with Arnold in charge. From a small share-farming plantation, Arnold grew it into the largest tobacco growing enterprise in the Southern Hemisphere within eight years; the height of the business came in the mid-1960s. When the Australian Government introduced a quota system to the tobacco industry severely constraining tobacco production, the brothers were rendered bankrupt overnight.

Following discussions with John and Peter Brown in 1979, Arnold and Arnie received a ten-year contract to supply grapes to Brown Brothers of Milawa, thus embarking on a journey full of the trademark Chrismont passion and drive.

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