Arneis is quite an underrated Italian grape in Australia, and when at its best, it can be a very attractive, versatile drink. This offering from First drop hails from the Adelaide Hills, and shows some appealing pears, honeysuckle, orange zest and pepper spice on the nose, whilst the palate is lighter-bodied and zippy, with juicy citrus flavours, bright acidity, a lick of dried herbs, and a decent, minerally finish.
Pithy, dry white – the ultimate summer cleanser - salt n pepper squid anyone?
This is the ultimate summer cleanser. Forget your G&T, this Arneis from the cool climes of the Adelaide Hills will quench and refresh. Citrus and lime zest with a hint of nashi pear and minerality.
But this wine isn’t just an aperitivo tease. Its purity of fruit, zippy persistence, and finely textured finish make it the ‘perfect match’ for a feast of dishes.
You’ll love it....we love it!
Appearance: Pale straw, with tinges of green.
Nose: Nashi pear and passionfruit, with a hint of lime.
Palate: Nashi pear and pithy fruit flavours dominate, with lime zest and minerality, making the palate long and zingy. Some say Sauvignon Blanc, I say Arneis!
Food: Fresh scallops with ginger and shallots; chilli crabs; salt n pepper squid; agnolotti al plin.