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2015 Pizzini Arneis

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The list of alternative varieties keeps on growing and Arneis is one white style we have got our eyes on, especially from somewhere like the King Valley where it is being cultivated by proud Italians like the Pizzinis. There’s plenty of fresh fruit on the nose with apple, citrus and spice as well as floral undertones. The palate shows pear and tropical flavours, nicely balanced acidity and a significant weight of fruit texture in the mouth.

Winemaker's Notes

The nose shows plenty of mountain fresh fragrance with fresh-cut pear, some quince, sweet white floral perfume and the merest hints of citrus and fresh almond. The palate is crisp, dry and fresh, with pear and apple flavour sitting bright and crunchy from start to mouth-watering finish.

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2015 Pizzini Arneis

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Wine Companion (2015 Vintage) says
There aren't that many makers of Arneis in Australia (the number changes from week to week), but this wine puts Pizzini towards the front of the game. It is a distillation of sour lemon, quince and almond kernel, its acidity important, but not threatening to take hold of the fruit agenda.
Drink by 2020
93
Campbell Mattinson (2015 Vintage) says
One of the better versions of Australian Arneis on the market, no doubt. It offers plenty of flavour. That’s a good start. It tastes of stonefruit, crisp apple and pear, with a slightly briney edge. Slightly. The good thing is that it then turns tangy and tart through the finish, which lends the wine a raciness. Richness and raciness in one. While, at the same time, remaining uncomplicated. In short, it works.
92
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
The Pizzini arneis is a bright green-tinged yellow in the glass, and shows plenty of mountain-fresh fragrance with fresh-cut yellow pear fruits, some quince, sweet white floral perfume and the merest hints of citrus and fresh almond. The palate's crisp, dry and fresh - really bracing yet gentle - with pear and apple flavour sitting bright and crunchy from start to mouth-watering finish.
Now
The Good Wine Guide
92
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
Spring has come and it's time to unscrew something new and intriguing. Beautifully textured, refreshingly dry and clean, enduringly persistent and captivatingly mouth-filling, this citrus-driven style with grapefruit pith, guava and nashi pear flavour is just the thing with sushi, sashimi and Vietnamese fusion.
2011-2012
Wine Taste Special Edition 33
92
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Bright, clean and genuinely varietal, with lightly herbal, peppery aromas of green apple and pear backed by spicy, waxy nuances. It's forward and juicy, with a moderately long, gentle and powdery palate that finishes almost savoury, with nutty, waxy aspects and lemony acids.
2012-2013+
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
88
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Bright light green-yellow; a spotlessly clean and floral bouquet with a mix of lemon and apple blossom flows into a bright palate of apple and ripe pear, then an appealing bony/minerally finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
88

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