• Arneis


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REGION: Kuitpo / Adelaide Hills
VINEYARD: Yacca Paddock
GROWERS: Scott Hicks and Kerry Heysen-Hicks
VINE AGE: 21 years old
SOIL PROFILE: sandy on a friable clay
ASPECT: slight northerly aspect
FARMING: conventional

Fruit was picked in the cool of the morning. A split between 90% stainless inoculated fermentation and 10% neutral barrique indigenous fermentation. Once dry the wine was stabilised and bottled.

pH 3.12 | 6.64 g/l TA | NEG g/l RS | 12.6%

Arneis is a tricky grape to get right. I like a bit of tension in them, which many lack. Big Col has plenty of sizzle in his Arneis in 2022, so to speak. And speaking of sizzle, I just had a lovely Bratwurst sausage in soft white bread with a dash of chilli sauce. What a treat!

This is tight, and zippy, and almost Riesling-like in its intensity and acid profile, yet has classic raw almond flavour, along with citrus, green apple and pear, and a wee bit of struck match complexity. It sizzles, and has fine chalky texture, pink grapefruit, dried herb and a brisk and focused finish of excellent length. Bang on.

Rated : 94 Points, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au