Forrest Arneis Marlborough 2022
This wine is a bouquet of summer memories; nashi pear, lemon blossom and elderflower cordial. The palate hints at sweet basil and thyme with citrus notes and a lingering dry finish.
We have planted our Arneis on a stony section of the Gibson?s Creek vineyard, right in the centre of the Wairau river valley ? classic free draining silty, stony terroir hoping to give the wine its signature ?wet stone? minerality. The variety is moderately vigorous and needs careful tending, crop thinning, leaf pluck and trimming to maintain vine balance.
The grapes were machine harvested in the cool of the morning, cold settled and cool fermented in stainless steel tanks prior to blending and finishing for bottling in spring.
Analysis at bottling
pH 3.11 | TA 6.2 g/l | RS 5.03 g/l | Alc 12.0%