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"The Little Rascal" SV Gisborne Arneis 2014 -SORRY ALL GONE
GOLD MEDAL A full bodied, dry white wine rich in stone fruit character. Perfect with seafood and salads and best enjoyed young.
The Arneis grape is indigenous to Piemonte in North-West Italy. Its name literally translates to ‘Little Rascal’ in the local dialect which describes very well just how difficult this grape is to grow and vinify. Thankfully, in 2014, Mother Nature was in a good mood and Arneis was too. This allowed us to harvest fruit from Doug and Delwyn Bell’s vineyard in delightful condition. The fruit was on 19 March, chilled and trucked to Auckland. It was then whole bunch pressed and tank fermented to allow us to retain all of Arneis’s juicy goodness. Bottling day was 18 September 2014.
At bottling the wine was very pale with light green tints. With time we expect that it will develop some pale gold hints.
Like a Chameleon! Sometimes it’s lemons and grapefruit, then it’s marmalade, then it’s peachy and sometimes a hint of feijoa is lobbed in.
Surprisingly rich, full and textural. The stonefruit character fills and the mid palate and gives the wine length and breadth.
Arneis ages surprisingly well into the mid-term. In the bottle it seems to become fatter and richer while still remaining fresh and approachable.
A lovely partner to elegant seafood dishes.
Independent Reviewer's Comment
“Scented, full-bodied and dry, with concentrated, ripe tropical-fruit flavours, finely balanced and lingering.” Michael Cooper, 2016
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A full bodied, dry white wine rich in stone fruit character. Perfect with seafood and salads and best enjoyed young
NZ Aromatic Wine Competition
Five Stars/93 Points
Wine Orbit, Jan 2016
4 1/2 Stars
Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide 2016
4 1/2 Stars
Winestate Magazine 2015
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