Vietti Roero Arneis 2018


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Piedmont, Italy

Vietti Roero Arneis is a beautiful expression of the Arneis grape from this region of Piedmont. Based in Castiglione Falletto in Piedmont's Langhe wine region, the Vietti winery is owned by the family's fourth generation. In 1919 Mario Vietti made the first Vietti labeled wines. By mid-century Alfredo Currado married Mario's daughter and made a name for Vietti's single vineyard Barbera and Barolo. Alfredo was one of the first to select and vinify grapes from single vineyards, a radical concept at the time. He also put the varietal Arneis on the wine map and is recognized as the father of Arneis. In 1990, Luca Vietti joined the family business as winemaker after working at California's Simi Winery, Opus One, Long Vineyards and Bordeaux's Mouton-Rothschild. His innovative winemaking utilizes a unique combination of the modern and traditional. He eliminated equipment that measures acid and tannin levels in favor of a more intuitive approach. Vietti organically farms more than 25 single vineyards with vines up to 90 years of age.

Vietti Roero Arneis is pale yellow in color with aromas of fresh florals, citrus and melons with hints of almonds. The fruit comes from 25+ year-old vines planted in Santo Stefano. It's an elegant, medium-bodied wine with crisp acidity, good complexity, flavors of peaches, pears and apples, and a lingering finish.

Enjoy Vietti Roero Arneis with grilled salmon, asparagus with butter and grated Parmigiano, and as a perfect aperitif.

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