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Roero Arneis


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

Alcohol: 12.5% alcohol by volume

Appellation: Roero Arneis DOCG

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. We think this wine from the Roero hills displays all of these qualities and more.

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

Aromas & Flavors: Visually it is warm and sunny with a golden, straw-yellow color and a hint of green high-lights. Noticeable aromas of fruit and floral scents on the nose that recall the warmer aspects of peach and apricot. This wine is pleasantly dry on the palate with white fruits, roasted almonds and the slightest hint of butterscotch on the 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 bodied with notes of pears and apricots.

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