Classification: DOC Roero, Piedmont
The Roero zone in the hills just to the north west of Alba have been at the heart of the remarkable comeback of the almost extinct white grape Arneis. As people began to want individuality again and came to appreciate when a variety was delicate (as distinct from neutral) the charms of Arneis made a comeback.
- ITA - Piedmont
Winery Tasting Notes
Behind a cool and minerally mask, Arneis shows lovely characters of straw, flowers and honey and a crisp acidity which makes it refreshing and very food friendly.
Locally in the Roero, Arneis would be partnered with light pastas, with sauces of cheese and vegetable and with fish, especially the minerally tastes of freshwater fish. It’s also a convincing allrounder white, able to go with many cuisines, and copes with a grilled white meat as readily as a green curry, fiery if it needs to be.