2018 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis

Year: 2018
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Advocate: 91+
James Suckling: 94
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$21.95

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"The 2018 Roero Arneis is a fragrant and linear white wine with plenty of spicy lemon, tangerine and crushed stone aromas. The 2017 vintage of this wine (from a hotter vintage) showed more tropical fruit, whereas this cooler vintage offers more citrus and mineral notes. Bruna Giacosa tells me that she prefers 2017 over this 2018; however, it's all a matter of personal choice. I am partial to this vintage because of those tangy flavors and the wine's precisely linear quality. However, this wine is set to flesh out and gain in volume after the summer because Arneis starts to show its best results in September following the harvest." (WA)

"This is a longtime favorite, due to its purity of fruit and freshness, showing green-papaya, lime, lemon and green-apple character. Medium body. Crisp acidity. No wood. Steely and fruity at the end. Drink now." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Made from 100% Arneis, an indigenous varietal cultivated in the Roero area. This wine was fermented entirely in stainless steel tanks, where it was aged for three additional months prior to bottling, to ensure additional elegance. In the local dialect, “Arneis” means difficult or stubborn; this grape’s delicate skin makes this one of the toughest varietals to grow in Piedmont.

Tasting Notes:
Giacosa's Arneis offers subtle, elegant aromas of apples, pears and peaches. This is a very refreshing white recommended with a wide variety of foods, including antipasti and pasta dishes.