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27 December 2016

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Geoff Hardy , Hand Crafted Arneis 2016

Arneis is an Italian grape variety that thrives in Piedmont but is fast emerging as one of the leaders of the new-wave white pack in Australia, alongside vermentino and fiano but with just a tad more sophistication. This is deliciously floral and dry Adelaide Hills choice for summer enjoyment, unoaked and bursting with white stone fruit and grapefruit notes and vigorous natural acid. It has been lees stirred for a few weeks then rushed into the marketplace while still full of cheeky vivacity. This one just leaps out of the glass and can be enjoyed chilled. From young vines it is probably best enjoyed in its youth; frisky and coltish. Well worth 93/100. 
Price: $93
Wine Category: Other White
Rating: 93 points
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