The Arneis grape is indigenous to Piemonte in North-West Italy. Its name literally translates to ‘Little Rascal’ in the local dialect which describes very well just how difficult this grape is to grow and vinify. Thankfully, in 2015, Mother Nature was in a good mood and Arneis was too. This allowed us to harvest fruit from Doug and Delwyn Bell’s vineyard in delightful condition. The fruit was hand-picked, chilled and trucked to Auckland. It was then whole bunch pressed and tank fermented to allow us to retain all of Arneis’s juicy goodness. Bottling day was 28th Oct 2015.