Saturday, 28 September 2019
Berton Vineyard Winemakers Reserve Aranel 2019
My first look at the Aranel variety and I like what I see.
I know little about its history and information isn't easy to find but I can tell you that it is a hybrid.
Fresh and cleansing through the mouth, it smells a bit like Riesling, has a fatness not too dissimilar to Semillon and a creamy/textural thing you see in some Fianos.
The acid is ready to slice through fatty foods - my mind immediately leaps to fish and chips. Scents of cucumber, white flowers and tonic move to a creamy (ish) palate showing some white-fleshed peach mojo. That fatness through the mouth adds good width and breadth before acidity, best described as similar to grapefruit, brings things home. Yeah, find those fish and chips.
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