2017 Vietti Roero Arneis

Year: 2017
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 89
Wine Advocate: 91+
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$19.95
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"Floral and peach aromas give way to pink grapefruit and white pepper notes as this white goes from start to finish. Rich, balanced and long. Drink now. 6,000 cases made. -BS " (WS)

"As one of the best quality-minded estates in Barolo, Vietti has little claim to winemaking fame in the Roero appellation. Regardless, the 2017 Roero Arneis is one of the most successful interpretations of this white wine on the market today. It falls under that Vietti magic wand. The bouquet is true to the Arneis variety with aromas of bright citrus, white peach, wild sage, ash and natural rubber. The wine's appearance is luminous and bright. Drink this charming and refreshing white wine within the next two years.

The Vietti estate produced exactly 46% less fruit in 2014. (It's impossible not to admire that precision.) Luca Currado likens 2014 to what he calls a "bell bottom" vintage because it reminds him of the iconic wines of yesteryear, such as 1961, 1964 and 1971." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Designation:
Roero Arneis DOCG

Grapes:
100% Arneis

Winemaking:
The grapes are selected from vineyards located in the middle of the Roero area, in Santo Stefano Roero. The vineyards are approximately 25 years old and are planted with 4.500-5.000 vines per hectare. Harvest starts around mid-September and the grapes are first pressed and then clarified. Alcoholic fermentation occurs in stainless steel autoclave at lower temperature (10-12°C, 50-53° F) to preserve some natural CO2 from the fermentation.

Aging:
Wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation to preserve acidity and freshness. The wine is held in stainless steel tanks on fine lees until just before bottling.

Description:
Pale straw yellow color with fresh floral, citrus and melon aromas with hints of almond. An unoaked, dry, medium bodied white wine with crisp acidity, the Arneis is well-balanced, elegant wine with good complexity and a lingering finish.

Food Pairings:
As an aperitif with light hors d’oeuvres, crudités, seafood, salads, light soups, simply prepared veal, pork, chicken and creamy cheese.