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Langhe Arneis


Winemaker: Aldo and Paolo Demarie - Consulting Oenologist: Franco Onesto

Alcohol: 12.5% alcohol by volume

Appellation: Langhe DOC

Grape Varieties: 100% Arneis

Exposure: South & Southeast

Altitude: 200 meters to 400 meters above sea level

Soil: Sandy, rich in sea fossil residue

Summary: At Vezza d’Alba, in the heart of the Roero region, over three generations of the Demarie Giovanni family have been running their domain with expertise, hard work and a truly passionate love for wine-growing. The domain covers over 14 hectares of vineyards that are located in the surrounding boroughs of Vezza, Castagnito, Castellinaldo and Guarene. In traditional local culture, the name ‘Arneis’ is given to someone who is an extrovert, a bit of a rebel, original but with a certain charm.

Vinification: Two days cold maceration. Fermentation begins in a controlled temperature of 59-60 degree Fahrenheit for 10-14 days.

Aromas & Flavors: This everyday white table wine shows a pale straw yellow luster with a hint of green high-lights. A perfume of ripe fruit and abundant floral on the nose provoke your senses to recall flavors of peach, apricot, wild broom, and chamomile. Pleasantly dry on the palate with light white fruits and a nutty dried almond finish.

Varietal Notes:

Arneis is a white Italian wine grape variety originating from Piedmont, Italy. It is most commonly found in the the hills of the Roero, northwest of Alba, where it is part of the white (DOC) wines of Roero. Arneis (literally: little rascal, in Piedmontese) 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 the Arneis grape tend to be dry and full body with notes of pears and apricots.

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