Another Grape for the List

Although I checked Arneis off my list of grapes to try quite some time ago (about the same time I bought this bottle of wine) I don’t believe I ever wrote up this bottle.  Not sure why, we purchased several bottles of it, and this is the last one. I guess my thought process was “Oh, I have other bottles of this so I’ll take notes on it later.” Sometimes that works out for me…at other times I end up not writing about a wine because I drank all the bottles in the basement without taking notes, thinking there was another one down there! We purchased the 2008 Seghesio Arneis at the the winery for about $18 (I think, I didn’t save my receipt), it clocked in at 13.2% alcohol by volume, and had a screw cap closure.

On the nose I found pineapple, tropical notes, coconut, white pepper, and fresh lemon. Overall it struck me as quite tropical.  In the mouth I got tropical fruit, star fruit, pineapple, lemon and lime edges, and other citrus. We really enjoyed this as an alternative dry white wine that would be great for a hot summer’s night and some grilled fish.  As a matter of fact, that’s how all the rest of the bottle were consumed!