‘Quartier’ means neighbourhood and the Quartier varietals are a celebration of diverse terroirs on the Mornington Peninsula. Faithful to our minimalist winemaking philosophy, the Quartier varietals highlight the pedigree of the fruit.
Arneis is a white variety indigenous to the Piedmont region of North-West Italy. Arneis means rascal in local dialect.
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
There is no question the variety performs best in cool climates; here Sandro Mosele has overlaid the varietal fruit with a textural complexity, but leaving the quince fruit intact. Rating 92 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
Quartier translates from the French as ‘neighbourhood’ with Arneis meaning ‘the rascal’ in local Piedmontese dialect. The neighbourhood rascal it is then and a very characterful one at that.
An attractive and pretty nose of stewed pear, lychees, almonds and jasmine. There’s a bit of fennel bulb action on the palate. Love the mouthfeel here. Creamy and slick but not oily. A saline, lemony finish pulls things together neatly on the back-end with a nuanced and friendly phenolic nudge aiding and abetting. Very good Arneis. Tempted to go higher but I’ll be conservative. Rating 92 - Jeremy Pringle, winewilleatitself.com, 25th June 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
A bright limey straw colour.
The nose is very much an early autumn compote, with poached pear at the fore then sweet spice, hints of bulb fennel, almond and fresh butter.
The palate is somewhat richer than several of the more recent vintages yet carries the usual white blossom and pear hallmarks, with a soft roll in the mouth and hints of preserved lemon and a sea spray/ briney element giving savoury interest to close.