Ascheri Arneis delle Langhe “Cristina Ascheri” DOC 2019
This is an elegant and fresh wine that makes the ideal aperitif! Great for sipping alone or to pair with those fancy hors d’oeuvres you’re planning to serve at your next party. The Ascheri white wine range is named after and dedicated to Matteo Ascheri’s mother, Cristina Ascheri.
(left: Matteo Ascheri, right: Cristina Ascheri)
Pale straw colour. A clean peach strike on the fresh and persistent bouquet with layers of ripe pear, honeysuckle and almonds. Dominant peach and grapefruit flavours with a hint of apple and a good mineral kick. The dry, pleasant palate is fresh and balanced by crisp acidity. Remarkable and delicate, with good complexity and a lingering finish.
Known as the “little rascal”, Arneis is a small-berried Italian variety that originates in Piedmont. Arneis has a reputation as a troublesome grape amongst vinegrowers due to its erratic ripening habits and temperamental nature during fermentation. At its best, it produces vivid and complex peach, apricot and tangerine aromas with a delicious sweet sour texture on the palate. It makes deliciously fragrant whites, with a rich texture similar to grapes like Verdelho and Vermentino. The grapes for this wine are hand-picked and gently pressed. Fermentation in temperature regulated stainless steel vats for about 15 days at 18°C.