Tasting Notes: A dry, refreshing white wine with notes of fresh pear and apricot, as well as a touch of hazelnut.
Food Pairings: excellent with seasoned cheeses, white meat and fish dishes. Excellent with dishes of the Cuneo cuisine and the Langhe region. Also, good with pasta served with garlic and olive oil, Calamari and Waldorf Salad. Lends itself well to appetizers and starters. Best when served at 8°- 10°C, 46°– 50° F.
Production Area: Priocca, (Cuneo) Roero
Vineyard: The Arneis grape was on the verge of extinction with only a few hectares left during the 1960’s and is now enjoying a revival. Sits at 250 meter or 820 feet of elevation. East-West exposure.
Training System: Verticle trellised
Plants per hectare: 5,000 vines
Vinification: A 1 1/2-day maceration on the skins. Fermentation and malolactic occur in French oak barrels. It rests on the yeasts, (lees), for 7 months. Aging: 3 months in the bottle.
Soil: Sandy with an alkaline ph level. Some clay veins throughout.
Harvest: Mid-September, by hand
Color: strawberry with slight amber reflections
Bouquet: delicate, fresh herbal notes
Flavor: dry, refreshingly bitter and herbal in tone