Oggi Fiano/Arneis 2016 By Crittenden Estate - Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Oggi Fiano/Arneis 2016 By Crittenden Estate - Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

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IF YOU LIKE FULL BODIED TEXTURAL WHITES TRY THIS FIANO/ARNEIS BLEND

THE WINE'S STORY

Ever keen to try new things, for Rollo Crittenden the Oggi is his chance to play around with alternate winemaking styles. From the Italian word ‘today’, OGGI this an opportunity to show people what Crittenden Estate are trialling in the winery from day to day and year to year. 

Step into any winery around Australia during vintage and you can be guaranteed to find a small batch of something obscure bubbling away in the corner. Whole bunch ferments, mixed varietal ferments, hot v cold ferments, the possibilities are endless

The sad thing though is that by and large these wines rarely see the light of day. Due to limited volumes and a lack of continuity they will invariably be blended away – never available for public scrutiny or enjoyment. Things have changed now with the introduction of OGGI a way to experiment and also bring these wines to customers.

M+Q NOTES

This is a blend of Fiano and Arneis fermented on skins in an attempt from Rollo to make his own version of ‘amber’ wine.

It’s not the full-blown orange style, more of a happy medium of varietal character and freshness but with the additional mouthfeel that is picked up from time on skins. It’s a delicious drink with a little extra interest if you want to look for it.

Fiano dominant nose of apples and pears, honeysuckle and beeswax. It’s got lovely smooth mouthfeel and plenty of fruit weight in the palate. Acidity and freshness is the key and the balance is just right.


FOOD PAIRING

Grilled garfish with crushed-potato, tomato and cucumber salad

 

 

 

 

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