Goes well with Flathead
The natural acidity and somewhat savoury, lemony palate structure of the Arneis makes it a great match for fresh Tasmanian flathead, whether it be crispy battered flathead, or pan fried flathead in butter and lemon. The fresh and vibrant Arneis will match perfectly with fresh out of the water flathead.
Local suppliers of fresh Flathead.
Holm Oak is the only producer of Arneis in Tasmania. In 2016 we harvested the fruit at around 11.5Be. The grapes were pressed and the juice was allowed to settle over night before being racked to another tank in order to remove the heavy solids. This year we fermented 20% in our concrete Nomblot egg to add texture and complexity. The juice then underwent natural fermentation. The wine was then left on lees for about 3 months prior to being bottled.
This wine shows some interesting peach, honey dew and almond characters on the nose, which is supported by some soft spice aromatics. This wine is quite flinty and minerally on the palate with an interesting slatey texture and is a great food wine.