Is this wine for you?
In the dialect spoken in Piedmonte, from where the grape hails, Arneis is translated to “the little rascal.” after working with this grape at Fox Hill Vineyard since 2009, I know exactly why they call it that. It can be finicky in the vineyard, prone to low yields and plummeting acidity/skyrocketing ripeness levels. It can also be a rascal in the cellar, oxidizing if you look at it sideways. These are but a few of the factors that have caused me to release this wine infrequently...on average in just 50% of vintages. When it's right, it is righteous...taut, mineral, exotically perfumed. This little rascal is absolutely worth the pain.