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Arneis, 2022

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2022 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 13.8% ALC/VOL
Critic's Rating 92 pts
The 2022 vintage of Arneis pays homage to its Piemontese roots. This "little rascal" is a light to medium-bodied white wine with a pale-greenish colour and a youthful nose filled with Bartlett pear, mint, kiwi and fresh apricot, all against the backdrop of the herbaceous nature typical of Arneis. On the palate, flavours of lime zest, white peach, beeswax, orange blossom and a streak of fresh minerality are all framed by a refined mouth-watering acid structure. The result is an appealing wine with a beautiful mid-palate weight, and long, fresh finish. The 2022 Arneis is a perfect fit for seafood, especially oysters and scallops, asparagus & tomato pasta salad, or any sharp cheese like pecorino or manchego. This is a fresh yet complex wine that is ready to drink now, and would be best enjoyed before the end of 2026.

Critic's Rating

In the diaspora there are grape varieties easier to qualify than others and arneis is one of those. The wisp of marine air meeting smoulder and faint white pepperiness is here and so correct. There is really fine stone fruit as well, more interest than pinot gris if in a similar vein and in as mineral a style as it gets - though fruit is present, fine and freely accounted for. Drink 2023-2025. Tasted blind at NWAC2023, June 2023.
- Michael Godel, WineAlign
  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Gold Medal National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Gold Medal
  • Connoisseur Note(s):

    Gold Medal - 2023 Cascadia International Wine Competition


    Arneis is a rare white varietal from Piedmont in northern Italy. Moon Curser is believed to be the only winery in Canada producing Arneis. The wine was fermented cool in stainless steel. Dry and medium-bodied, it begins with aromas of herbs mingled with citrus and pear. The herbal notes carry over to the palate where there are flavours of green melon and kiwi. 92 points — John Schreiner

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    • National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Gold Medal