Arlewood Wines are located in Margaret River and I’ve been lucky enough to try a few of their wines and really enjoyed them. These guys started up shop in 1984 and are also known for their sheep farming.
This 2015 La Bratta Bianco is part of the Vino Bambino portfolio and I couldn’t wait to try the sample they sent me. It’s made from mainly Sauvignon Blanc (79%) with a hint of Semillon (16%) and a splash of Chardonnay (5%). French oak and extended time on the yeast lees were part of the making of this wine.
The name of the wine is inspired by the village La Bratta in Northern Italy where the family’s ancestors come from and where the family started making wine. Not to mention, this quirky little wine also received a mighty 97 points in James Halliday’s 2019 Wine Companion.
In the glass, I found it yellow with a bright highlight through it. On the nose it makes me think of grapefruit zest, hay, florals, and passionfruit. As I sip it, I notice a juicy, creamy texture which covers the entire mouth, there’s a bite of acidity followed by a long fresh fruit forward finish. Thoroughly enjoyed this one!
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
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