Vietti - Roero Arneis 2021
Great match with the sunny weather in the Netherlands.
The grapes to produce this wine were sourced from selected vineyard sites located in the heart of the Roero winegrowing area, around the village of Santo Stefano Roero. Here the soils are made of calcareous marl (with a high content of marine fossils).
Hand-picked in mid-September of 2021 and then gently pressed. Followed by the alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, very slowly at a temperature ranging from 14 to 16 °C. Halfway through alcoholic fermentation the tank is sealed to reabsorb a small quantity of natural CO2. The wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation. It is aged in stainless steel tanks on its fine lees until bottling.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a medium citrus yellow color.
On the medium(+) nose aromas of lemon, peach and apple with hints of elderflower, celery and almonds.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and with nice freshness. Flavours are a recall of the nose with nice complexity, freshness and drinkability. The finish has a medium(+) length with nice salinity. A great Arneis. Before you know it, the bottle is already empty.
To drink as aperitif and to pair with charcuterie, fish soups, baked, grilled or fried fish, cold buffet of meat + salads, asparagus, vegetarian dishes, poultry without sauce, Umami
About the winery:
The 1960s marked a turning point in the history of the estate with the marriage of Luciana Vietti and Alfredo Curado, an oenologist by profession and a great art lover. Alfredo's intuitions will form the basis of the domain we know today, thanks in particular to the creation of one of Barolo's first crus (Rocche di Castiglione - 1961), the winemaking of the monocépage arneis (1967) or the invention of the author's labels (1974). The domain has since grown into one of the most recognized domains in Italy. In 2016 the domain was bought by an American investment fund, the day-to-day management remains in the hands of Elena and Luca Vietti.