By JOHN ROZENTALS
WINE: 28 SEPTEMBER 2014
Catherine Vale 2013 Arneis
Hunter Valley NSW | 10.2 per cent alcohol | $20
Arneis is a native grape variety of the north-western Italian region of Piedmont and I see it as a gentler, just-as-aromatic but less pungent alternative to sauvignon blanc.
This is a well priced Hunter Valley example to test out.
I suggest trying it with grilled bream and Asian greens, or with pan-fried prawns in a gingery coriander-based sauce.