Aylesbury Estate QO5 Arneis 2023


Five months in a mix of two and three year old French oak have given the wine the merest flick of oak influence. From the increasingly impressive Ferguson Valley, the colour of this intriguing Italian variety is near transparent, just a very pale lemon hue. Notes of peaches, florals and citrus here, with some riper stonefruits and a minerally backing. Love the texture. There is early complexity here and good acidity with a layered and persistent finish. Three to four years here for this impressive local Arneis. Lots to like.