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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.Continue readingInnocent Bystander Arneis Yarra Valley 2019

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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 will…Continue readingd’Arenberg dessert wine 4 ways

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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 according…Continue readingSassy Wines "The Ivor" Arneis 2015