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2018 Vietti Roero Arneis

2018 Vietti Roero Arneis

93 Points John Caro
2018 Vietti Roero Arneis
93 Points John Caro

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A gorgeous white, a reference point for Arneis style and a piece of history. This very wine was the result of Alfredo Currado of Vietti personally rescuing and reviving this once endangered, overlooked grape. Imbued with the lemony poise and almondy minerality of many Italian whites, it is perhaps the fragrant florals that mark this style, along with the Piedmont acidity balancing more weighty textures of creamy ripe pear and stone fruit. A classic and delicious aperitif to drink now.

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$35.99 in mixed 6+ or $39.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Arneis

Its Origins

They made wine here back in the 1800s, but it was not until 1919 that Mario Vietti turned the family farm to viticulture and Vietti labels first appeared on the Italian market. The winery grew through the 1950’s, when new export markets opened and Mario’s daughter and son in law Alfredo Currado pioneered what was later to become a defining regional idea - single vineyard Barolo and Barbaresco. Today Vietti remain a towering name, with a portfolio occupying the top tier in most Piedmontese categories - particularly their profoundly important expressions of Cru Barolo. But history will also remember Vietti and Alfredo Currado for something quite different: the survival of the Arneis variety. It was Currado who almost single-handedly revived this hitherto ignored and abused grape and, appreciating its inherent qualities, not only persuaded others but led from the front to create the first, the most beautiful and still the most classic examples of what is now enshrined as the Roero Arneis DOCG.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current vintage

"Wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation to preserve acidity and freshness. The wine is held in stainless steel tanks on fine lees until just before bottling. Pale straw yellow color with fresh floral, citrus and melon aromas with hints of almond. An unoaked, dry, medium bodied white wine with crisp acidity, the Arneis is well-balanced, elegant wine with good complexity and a lingering finish. Food Pairings: As an aperitif with light hors d’oeuvres, crudités, seafood, salads, light soups, simply prepared veal, pork, chicken and creamy cheese."

16/20 Jancis Robinson (2016 vintage)

"A 50th anniversary bottling of this speciality of Roero. Very floral and crisp. Neat and fresh. Not opulent but a nice aperitif."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Arneis

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2022

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with FISH
with POULTRY

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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