Down The Lane Pinot Grigio Arneis 2016
All about flavour on the palate... a savoury pick-me-upper!
Off white in colour with a hay straw.
Vaguely aromatic with freshly cut straw and nougat notes.
Aromatic, firm and crisp palate with sweet-spiced Bosc pear flavours.
Three Italian varieties planted by the De Bortoli family were harvested together on the same day and into the same tank. Blend of Pinot Grigio, Arneis and Vermentino. The fruit of these 3 varieties were pressed together and the juice allowed to settle one day before racking to fermentation. Fermentation lasted nine days and the resulting wine left in this tank on lees for 9 months to let aromas and textures come together. Blend is 57% Pinot Grigio, 32% Arneis and 8% Vermentino.
Acl/Vol: 13.0%, pH: 3.32, TA: 5.5 g/L
This wine will develop in the bottle over the next 3 to 5 years.
"This pinot grigio-arneis pours light gold, shows aromatic jasmine aromas and brings lifted gooseberry flavour to the front of the palate. Pear, mineral and mixed peel characters chime in on the middle palate and lemony acid refreshed at the finish."
"It’s lively with fruit and perfume but it feels dry, almost structure, through the finish. There’s almost a chalky/briney character to this but it’s effusive with honeysuckle and citrus blossom and pear. It drinks very nicely." <b>- 89 points</b>