Roero Arneis wine is obtained by the single-variety vinification of Arneis grapes, who are produced on the hills on the orographic left side of river Tanaro.
Roero Arneis wine is obtained by the single-variety vinification of Arneis grapes, who are produced on the hills on the orographic left side of river Tanaro. Organoleptic characters are inspired by elegance: straw yellow color with green reflections, clear, intense, fragrant, flowery and fruity smell, and finally a dry, intense and elegant flavor, with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
“Arneis” seems to come from the geographic term “Renesio”, who indicates the name of a little hill set in Canale, mentioned in 1478. The meaning of this word in the local dialect mustn’t be underestimated: it refers to someone who’s bad-tempered and unreliable. These aspects seem to be similar to the individualist style of this variety.
Actually , it’s a powerful variety, who easily grows on sandy and light terrains. Its herbaceous shoot has brown tones with emphasized stripes. Leaves are trefoil, with an average size , airless and opaque. Bunches are small or quite big, while grapes are very compact.
Maturation takes place during the second half of September.
The production sistem (white vinification) used for Arneis grapes needs stainless steel containers, whit a strict control of fermentation temperatures (around 20°-22° degrees).
The result is obtaining white wines with a nice fragrance and a large varietal connotation