Tertini - Arneis 2013
Arneis is named ‘rascal’ or ‘little bugger’ in its original home in Piedmont, Italy where it almost became extinct due to its temperamental nature. The quite rare variety makes a fragrant and aromatic wine with intriguing and complex flavours.
This wine features perfumed aromas of pears, peaches and apple while the palate shows broad stone fruit flavours, fresh hints of citrus and a delicious lingering aftertaste of green herbs. The acidity is fresh with good textural richness on the palate
Wine Analysis: Alcohol = 12.8%, pH = 3.33, TA = 6.2/l, Residual Sugar = 4.9g/l
Vintage & Winemaking Notes: The 2012 vintage started normally with average budburst dates in all varieties. Good growth was experienced early in the season with moderate temperatures and good soil moisture due to recent rainfalls. The weather turned cold at flowering (late November) which resulted in an abnormally long flowering/fruit set period. After Christmas the vineyard enjoyed an extended mild growing season which resulted in a long gradual ripening over what turned out to be unusually warm days.
The variable weather delayed ripening for our Arneis which was harvested a few weeks later than usual on the 1st May at 12.5 Baume. The richness of flavour was enhanced by fermenting 20% of the juice in large 2nd & 3rd year French oak puncheons (500 litres) before re-blending it with the tank fermented wine and leaving it on lees until bottling in October.
Fruit Source: 100 % Southern Highlands from our “Yaraandoo” vineyard.
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