Volume : 750ml , ABV : 13.0%
The grapes come from vineyards located on the steep Roero hills which are characterized by calcareous-siliceous soil that is particularly rich in quartz sand and very fine clay and it is mixed with thin, friable layers of sandstone. This peculiar, soft, permeable soil composition gives the wine a high content of mineral nutrients and a straightforward bouquet that allows the Arneis vine to yield fresh, fragrant aromas.
The grapes are collected and quickly taken to the cellar where they are destemmed and delicately crushed to extract only the noblest and most aromatic parts of the skin and the outer area of the berry. The must is fermented in thermo-conditioned steel tanks at 20° C (68 F). Then the wine is stored in steel tanks or cement tanks lined with fiberglass to preserve its typical, fresh fragrance. The prolonged permanence on its own fermentation yeasts makes this wine long-lived and able to evolve even further once uncorked and poured in the glass.
The color is a pale straw-yellow and sometimes it has light antique-gold hues. The aroma is fruity with fragrant scents of acacia flowers, rennet apples, peaches and green hazelnuts. The taste is fresh, fragrant and lightly mineral.
Roero Arneis is well-matched with delicate, flavorful appetizers, such as veal with tuna sauce, vegetable flan, pasta with vegetable sauce, and boiled or baked white meat. It is the perfect companion of raw or marinated fish.