Roero Arneis DOCG
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)
Colour: slightly golden straw yellow.
Product: fresh fruit and citrus fruits.
Taste: fresh, savory and fruity.
Pairings: all types of appetizers, raw fish, seafood, chicken, pasta with vegetables, fresh cheeses
Giacomo Barbero’s Roero Arneis is a wine with a taste characterized by a marked sapidity. Thanks to the new processing techniques and the complete absence of oxygen during all the winemaking steps, a wine is obtained that maintains the marked mineral scents that the Roero lands give.
It is a dry Piedmontese Italian DOCG white wine, the production of which is permitted in only 19 municipalities in the province of Cuneo, located along the left bank of the Tanaro river. It is made up of at least 95% of white Arneis grapes. The remaining part can be made up of non-aromatic white grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the Piedmont Region. Its alcohol content is generally high (between 12.5 and 14% vol.). But this ensures a good envelopment and a really interesting gustatory fullness.
Roero Arneis, fruity and delicate at the same time, is a wine suitable for fish dishes or even delicate appetizers of the Piedmontese tradition. Including veal with tuna sauce, but also fresh cheeses and chicken. It should be served in a tulip-shaped glass: remember to serve it between 8 and 10°, so as to enhance every little nuance. It seems that the name derives from the dialect, associated with an original, rebellious, surly person or thing, and also related to the name of the ancient bric vine Arneiso (or Reneiso), which is found near Canale d’Alba.
Roero Arneis, what wine is it?
This aromatic white wine is made from Arneis 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 Mentioned for the first time in an official historical document dating back as far as 1478, to demonstrate the deep-rooted bond of this vine with the territory. According to popular tradition, the term “arneis” in Piedmontese dialect usually indicates an extroverted and original individual, but also a bit rebellious.
|Dimensions||9 × 9 × 32 cm|