This aromatic white wine is obtained from its grapes grown in the Roero region, on the left bank of the Tanaro river, mentioned for the first time in an official historical document dating back to 1478, to demonstrate the deep-rooted link of this vine with the territory. According to popular tradition, the term "arneis" in Piedmontese dialect usually indicates an outgoing and original individual, but also a little rebellious.
Production regulations: D.M. September 17, 2010.
Grape variety: 100% Arneis
Vineyard: Vezza d'Alba, Valtassera vineyard (geographical mention Valmaggiore); Montà d'Alba (geographical mention Opinion)
Soil type: sandy (Vezza); clayey and calcareous tending to sandy (Montà)
Harvest period: September
Vinification: fermentation and maturation in steel tanks for 5-8 months
Color: slightly golden straw yellow
Scent: fresh fruit and citrus
Taste: fresh, savory and fruity
Pairings: all types of appetizers, raw fish, seafood, chicken, pasta with vegetables, fresh cheeses
The Roero Arneis, fruity and delicate at the same time, is a wine suitable for fish dishes or even delicate antipasti of the Piedmontese tradition, including veal with tuna sauce, but also fresh cheeses and chicken. It should be served in a tulip-shaped glass. temperature of 8-10 °C.
Arneis (literally: little rascal, in Piemontese) is so called because it is regarded as a somewhat difficult variety to grow. It is a crisp and floral varietal, and has been grown for centuries in the region. The white wines made from its grape tend to be dry and full bodied with notes of pears and apricots. It is also known under the synonyms Bianchetta, Bianchetta d'Alba, Bianchetta di Alba, Bianchetto, Bianchetto Albese, Bianchetto di Alba, Bianchetto di Verzuolo, and Nebbiolo bianco.