Arneis * 75cl * 13.5% ABV * Piedmont, Italy
The gentle, sandy hills of the Roero lie immediately north of the Tanaro and, therefore, are on the wrong side of the tracks as far as Barolo and Barbaresco are concerned. But the talented winemaker Marco Porello is familiar with every inch of his vineyards has complete conviction in the quality of his native Roero. Arneis is a trendy white variety on the rise in Piedmont, sometimes known as “Barolo bianco” by its fans. This shows zesty citrus notes of Seville orange and grapefruit, as well as heady blossom, all underpinned with stony acidity. Balanced and elegant with a mineral finish.