Category Archives: Arneis

2012 Port Phillip Estate Quartier Arneis

“Our mother should have just named you Laika! It’s for your own good It’s for the neighborhood Our older brother bit by a vampire For a year we caught his tears in a cup And now we’re going to make … Continue reading

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2012 Pizzini Arneis

Arneis is an under-rated grape I reckon. I tasted this, wrote my notes then took it over to the neighbours who absolutely loved it. They’ve clearly got good taste. Pears, wisteria and almonds on the nose. It’s a dry wine … Continue reading

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2012 Sassy The Ivor Arneis

A new producer hailing from Orange in New South Wales. Not so certain the early picking has done this any favours but at least the acid isn’t hard and it has a little texture. Flavour-wise it borders on neutrality. There’s … Continue reading

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2011 K1 by Geoff Hardy Arneis

Arneis hails from Piedmont in north-west Italy. This version (which incorporates 2% Riesling)  is another good option for Spring and Summer drinking. I like its savoury character and resolute but not overly agressive acidity. An interesting set of flavours too; not dominated … Continue reading

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2010 Dal Zotto Arneis

There’s not much good Arneis made in Australia. Having said that, if you’re gonna make a go of the variety, the King Valley is great place to start. Considering the lowish alcohol, this has a whole lot of mouthfeel going … Continue reading

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A Whole Bunch of Action at the Yarra Valley Wine Program

A WILD RIDE  It’s my life It’s now or never I ain’t gonna live forever The words were Bon Jovi’s but they rang out loud and clear from a very unexpected source; wine writer Winsor Dobbin’s mobile phone. On the … Continue reading

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