An interesting blend of Pinot Grigio, Arneis and Vermentino, this Down the Lane wine offers flavours of gooseberry, ripe pear and subtle honeysuckle. A dry finish with crisp acidity ensure this is refreshing and sessionable.
57% Pinot Grigio, 32% Arneis and 8% Vermentino.
From the Winery
Region: Riverina 92%, King Valley 5%, Yarra Valley 3%
Warmer temperatures and above average Winter/Spring rains made for an early budburst. A few loads of fruit beat the late January rains but things slowed up for a week until we dried out. Perfect dry conditions followed for the rest of vintage, with the added soil moisture keeping night time temperatures lower than usual. This allowed the fruit to retain fresh acid in whites and good colour/flavour in reds. 2016 will be remembered as one of the earliest and more compressed vintages on record with harvest over mid March.
Awards and Accolades
SILVER - Australian Italian Varieties Wine Awards 2017 SILVER - Perth Wine Show 2017 SILVER - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017 SILVER - UK International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2017
BRONZE - Australian Inland Wine Show 2017 BRONZE - Brisbane Wine Show 2017 BRONZE - Cowra Wine Show 2017 BRONZE - Rutherglen Wine Show Award 2017
Newcastle Herald, Mar 2017 "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."
89 points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front "Its lively with fruit and perfume but it feels dry, almost structure, through the finish. Theres almost a chalky/briney character to this but its effusive with honeysuckle and citrus blossom and pear. It drinks very nicely."
Drinks Trade Magazine, Apr 2017 "Blended from Pinot Grigio, Arneis and a touch of Vermentino. Dry textural, briny, gentle aromatics, a little grip, crying out for some soft shell crab."
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