Saturday, May 14, 2011

Gigi Rosso Roero Arneis 2010

Getting right to the point, this 100% Arneis an indigenous grape from the Roero district, bordering the Langhe, perfectly expresses the traditions to use only regional grapes. Showing clear pale lemon colors, aromas are clean and although fruit is present, there is a blooming bouquet of honeysuckle, fresh flowers, roasted hazelnut and an underlying herbal twist. The inviting aromas reveal a surprisingly textured mouthfeel, medium acidity with dry, earthy undertones, which is typically Arneis. A good long finish reveals a mineral, nutty earthiness.

Winemaker notes:

The Arneis grape variety takes its name from a word in Piedmontese dialect which means "whimsical", like the grapevines from this Roero Wine district. From the steep sandy vineyards of this zone comes this extaordinary wine, Roero Arneis, with its pale straw-like greenish color, very intense bouquet of forest flowers and poignant, persistent aroma with an almond-like backtaste. it is a white wine with great character, ideal as an apéritif or served with cold appetizers.

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