The Doctors Arneis 2012 Marlborough· Written Wine Reviews
Aug 13th, 2013 | By Jayson Bryant | Category: Written Wine Reviews
Living up to its name, this wine is truly a cheeky rascal. The grape variety, often called Barolo Bianco, is naturally low in acid and can be difficult to cultivate. It’s not a grape variety planted heavily in New Zealand, but is a star white wine of Italy’s Piedmont region and Australia.
Forrest Estate has found favour with white aromatics, and this is no different. Despite the low acidity this wine has a certain green apple crispness. The aromatics will appeal to those that like Riesling and Gewurztraminer.
It’s more delicate than Sauvignon Blanc on the palate and offers the New Zealand white wine drinker with another choice in the aromatics portfolio. There’s some peach and apricot action going on. The palate is lively and finishes generously.
A great alternative for those wanting to try something different. Don’t be shy with the name either, it’s simply Arn a is.