Roero Arneis - Vietti
Varietal: 100% Arneis
Elevation: 150-400 m
Soil: Marl and Sandstone
Appellation: Piemonte, Italy
Alcohol %: 12.95
Acidity: 5.6 g/l
Sunshine 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.
There is no malolactic fermentation which preserves acidity and freshness. The wine is held in stainless steel tanks until bottling.
The grapes are selected from vineyards located in the middle of the Roero area, in Santo Stefano Roero. The vineyards are planted with 4.500-5.000 plants per hectare. Beginning in mid-September, grapes from 25-year-old vines in Santo Stefano Roero are harvested, pressed and 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.
As an aperitif with light hors d’oeuvres, crudités, seafood, salads, light soups, simply prepared veal, pork, chicken and creamy cheeses.