Soft exclamations of honeysuckle somehow complement riveting petrol notes all highlighted against a lemon marzipan background. These heady aromatics suggest a light, racy wine, and indeed the wine sits buoyantly on the palate bubbling with tingling insights, yet it’s fat and round with a endearing touch of oiliness before unveiling a crisp, mineral-infused finish showing some bitter lemon pith.
This is a blend of two Italian varietals—Arneis and Fiano—with Viognier added, and each varietal plays a distinct role. Arneis is floral, Fiano contributes the honey and nut aromas, Viognier adds to the shapely mouth feel.
I have no vinification information. The winery’s website suggests the 2015 vintage will be released shortly but no information is yet available. But I would guess a gentle touch of oak aging [used only] and a bit of lees stirring creates this sensual texture.
The brittle guitar and plump, leisurely bass line of the Beatle’s Dear Prudence locked me into the atmosphere of this wine.
Price: unavailable (watch this site for release)
Review based on an industry sample.