Deltetto "Daivej" Roero Arneis 2016

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Tasting Notes
The wine is fragrant and offers floral aromas, those of early spring flowers, almond oil and minerality.  Flavors are soft and elegant with white flowers, apricot pit, seashells, crushed rocks and a hint of raw almond.  Medium bodied with soft acidity and a medium finish.
 
Arneis is an aromatic white grape associated with the Piedmont in northwest.  The name means “difficult” or “stubborn” in the local dialect.  It’s a late ripening grape, low yielding and naturally low in acidity.  Timing the harvest to maximize both ripeness and acid is critical. Planting in clay soils and at higher altitudes seems to help preserve acidity.  The soils of Roero, a mix of sandstone and sedimentary rocks of marine origin as well as limestone, clay, and sand, date to the Pliocene.  Roero is particularly known for the production of white wine, with Arneis the most important grape.
 
Carlo Deltetto began making wine in the Langhe and Roero areas in 1953; the winery is located in Canale, the heart of Roero.  His son Antonio completed his enological studies in 1977 and now runs the estate with his wife and children.  Deltetto produces sparkling and still wines from estate fruit, both red and white. The family has been producing Arneis grapes for over 40 years and makes two bottlings.  The Daivej is vinified in cement and steel and it is one of the two Arneis the winery makes.
 
Food Pairing Suggestions

Cheese, Chicken/Turkey, Cream Sauce Pasta, Fish (white), Lobster & Crab, Perfect Aperitif Wine, Shellfish, Vegetables

Color:
White
Origin:
Italy, Piedmont
Grape Varietal:
100% Arneis
Price:
$16.50 each
  bottle(s)