Seghesio Russian River Valley Arneis 2013

£18.99

TASTING NOTE

Pale gold in colour. Mineral and dusty nuances are enhanced with crisp and floral aromas. Complex and full-bodied, the palate has notes of pear and dried apricot. A crisp acidity elevates the wine's fruit profile and leaves a fresh finish.

Arneis originates from the Piemonte region of Italy. This rare grape's literal translation is "little rascal" due to its erratic ripening tendencies and temperamental nature during fermentation. For some time, Seghesio had the largest planting of Arneis in the United States - all of 26 vines. Today, they have 5,000 vines (3.2 hectares) planted on their Keyhole Ranch vineyard. The vineyards are in the Keyhole Ranch in the Russian River Valley, where cool but dry conditions prevail and produce highly expressive Arneis. Warm-to-hot days with cool, fog-influenced nights help this variety retain acidity and delicate fruit aromas and flavours.

Sonoma County experienced fantastic weather throughout the season that was long and provided moderate temperatures for grapes to ripen at the optimal speed. Harvest in 2013 started slightly earlier than previous years in the second week of August, quickly speeding up towards the end of August and throughout September as many varieties ripened at the same time. Both quantity and quality of the grapes were outstanding.

The grapes were whole cluster pressed then fermented in 100% stainless steel in order to retain the crisp acidity and bright Arneis varietal fruit aromas.

13.5% abv

Seghesio Russian River Valley Arneis 2013
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