290 - 320 m a.s.l.
South - East
Do you know Roero Arneis? If the Piedmontese territory on the right bank of the Tanaro river has that great red Nebbiolo, the one on the left has the Nebbiolo white or Roero Arneis, a great Italian white wine (by the way ... Nebbiolo white does not exist).
And this Arneis, undoubtedly one of our best whites, has much more to offer than a joke. It is a very savoury wine, elegant and full of incredible aromas that give it a je ne sais quoi that quickly becomes a source of irresistible fascination.
Arneis is a difficult and rebellious variety to cultivate: it ripens late and has low acidity. Yes, because it is not so easy to find the right balance between sugars and polyphenolic ripening during the harvest. Delay the harvest a few days and you can say goodbye to its precious freshness... not to mention that it is not very generous in terms of production, on the contrary.
But it is satisfying: lots of fruit, especially lemon, bergamot and orange peel. Then there are almonds and pears. The special feature is the subtle notes of herbs, white flowers, orange blossom and aniseed-liquorice. Mineral notes are always present in the background. They are an absolute favourite and the most sought-after for those who love this wine.
In the mouth, it is savoury, medium-structured, with its own rhythm and good persistence, but never too aggressive. For those who really don't know it, it is not a Chardonnay, but rather a super-mineral Pinot Blanc. The acidity is never high and it is not a flat or still wine, on the contrary it has a nice character. So much so that it is aged in steel, because wood tends to deaden its vivacity, flattening its qualities of pleasantness and drinkability.