Vietti Roero Arneis 2020

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Tasting Notes

Delicate aromas of white flowers, raw almonds, stone fruits and a hint of dried herbs.  Medium in body with delicate acidity and notes of pears, light jasmine, citrus oil and lemon-thyme with a long finish.


The most well-known white wines of the red-centric region Piedmonte may be Moscato and Gavi (Cortese), but Arneis is hanging on in third place.  The grape is known for being stubborn, and difficult to grow; its name in fact translates to “little rascal” from the Piedmontese dialect. With low acidity and a tendency to get overripe, it can prove a challenge for winemaking as well. Nonetheless, producers like Vietti find a way to harness its sultry, floral, pear-fruited beauty.

Located in the heart of the Langhe hills, at the top of the village of Castiglione Falletto, the Vietti wine cellar was founded in the late 1800s by Carlo Vietti. Although they hah been making wine for 4 generations, the turning point came in the 1960s when Luciana Vietti married winemaker and art connoisseur Alfredo Currado. Their son Luca and wife Elena, continue to expand the work of their ancestors. In 2016 the historic winery was acquired by Krause Holdings, enabling Luca and Elena to use the influx of capital to purchase more crus as well as expand some of the projects that had kept small.

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 (14-16°C, 57-60° F) to preserve some natural CO2 from the fermentation. The wine is held in stainless steel tanks on fine lees until just before bottling.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Cheese, Chicken/Turkey, East Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean), Fish (white), Green Salads, Ham, Hors d'oeuvres, Just for Cocktailing, Mushrooms, Perfect Aperitif , Shellfish, Sushi, Tapas, Vegetables

Italy , Piedmont
Grape Varietal:
Other White, Arneis
$25.00 each