The Arneis variety is aromatic and vibrant. In a similar role to Viognier in Shiraz, small quantities have been used traditionally as blending material to soften wines made from the red variety Nebbiolo.
The fruit for the 2018 Cupitt Arneis was sourced from the cool climate of Orange NSW. The wine displays aromas of tropical fruit give way to white peach, pear and almond with a delicate, crisp finish.
Given its soft acidity and texture, Arneis pairs well with lighter food flavours. Try seafood pasta, salads with creamy sauces and shellfish.