The soil of the Roero hills is soft and permeable, with sandy layers alternating with marlstone.This flavourful Arneis wine acquires a bouquet of fine and elegant white flowers with fruity notes including apple, peach and hazelnut. The color is a brilliant hay yellow with some green highlights. The taste is dry and slightly acidic, with a nice sharp streak and bitterish finish. This Arneis is a versatile wine, it makes an outstanding aperitif or it can be enjoyed throughout the meal. Serving temperature: 12-16 ° C test
Origin: An ancient variety grown near Alba in Piemonte (northwest Italy). Recently saved from extinction by a few notable Barolo (Nebbiolo) producers. Arneis is sometimes referred to as Barolo Bianco although never labeled as such. Difficult to grow, "Arneis" in the regional dialect means "little rascal." It is often used as a blender to soften tannins in the red wines of the area, much as the French use Viognier in the Northern Rhone.
Description: Delicate aromas and flavors of pears, with a hint of almonds. The grape seems to possess more acidity in California than in Italy, yielding a crisper wine with a more lingering finish.