2019 Vietti Roero Arneis

2019 Vietti Roero Arneis DOCG

Alfredo Currado, of Vietti, is credited with rediscovering Arneis, an autochthonous grape of Piemonte, in the 1970s. Its reputation as a varietal wine is now well established, even if plantings of it elsewhere are still limited. 

Fruit for this cuvée is sourced from a vineyard in Cuneo, and farming is organic. The fruit ferments with ambient yeasts, and the wine ages in stainless steel prior to bottling; malolactic is suppressed.

Pale yellow, the wine emits a fragrance of ripe apricots, lemon peel, and grassy herbs. The texture is silken but it has a piquant, spicy mid-section, with more stone fruit flavors and a glint of basil. Firm acidity forms a sinewy spine of structure down the middle, and it finishes in a flourish of salt.

Pour this wine with agnolotti in brodo, ravioli, and light pasta dishes dusted with grana.

2019 Vietti Roero Arneis DOCG

13.5% ABV | $25; imported by Dalla Terra

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