Innocent Bystander Arneis Yarra Valley 2019

From Innocent Bystander in the Yarra Valley, this is a sound arneis from the 2019 vintage. Its aroma is floral and herbal. The palate is somewhat neutral with modest acidity. This will suit current drinking. Rating: Acceptable. Abv: n/a. Price: $25. Website: http://www.innocentbystander.com.au. Reviewed: January 2020.

d’Arenberg dessert wine 4 ways

d’Arenberg produce four different dessert wines and it was very interesting to taste them together. ¬†Well, not literally together of course, but sequentially. ¬†They are each $20 and from the 2015 vintage, and made respectively from riesling, chardonnay/semillon/viognier, semillon/sauvignon blanc and viognier/arneis. ¬†As appears customary for d’Arenberg, the naming pushes boundaries and here I willContinue reading “d’Arenberg dessert wine 4 ways”

Sassy Wines "The Ivor" Arneis 2015

This is an interesting arneis from Sassy Wines in Orange. ¬†The variety is at home in Piemonte in north western Italy where it produces low acid wines to be drunk in their youth, or historically, was blended to soften nebbiolo. ¬†Amazingly, for a relatively obscure variety, there’s 153 hectares of arneis planted in Australia accordingContinue reading “Sassy Wines "The Ivor" Arneis 2015”