“Metodo Classico” sparkling wine is produced from grapes Arneis. It stayed 20 – 30 months on the yeasts before “degorgement”. In the glass it shows a straw yellow colour with fine and persistent pérlage. Floral and fruity savours followed by fresh bread and yeast fragrance. The palate confirms the typical arneis pleasantness, dry, well structured, fine and intense. Served at 8° – 10° it is perfect as an aperitif, in combination with hors d’oeuvres and light dishes or in times of celebration.
Variety: 100% Arneis grapes
Colour: brilliant, sunny, bright with shades of straw yellow and green reflections
Scent in perfume: full-bodied, with a forceful intense impact, delicate and well balanced. Hints of fruit and floral flavours that recall peach and apricot, wild broom and camomile. These typicals Arneis flavours are followed by fresh bread and yeast fragrance.
Flavour: dry, palatable and pleasantly harmonic. Fine and intense
Best served at: 8-10° C. – 47-50° F.
Food matches: Excellent as an aperitif. It is perfect with hors d’oeuvres, light, vegetable first courses. Ideal also with fish or poultry and for every celebration
Arneis is a white grape vine very ancient, originary from Piedmont. Roero Counts, feudatories of the homonymous area, brought with them some vine shoots from Basso Monferrato in their new feudal territories. From XV century in fact we found this vine especially in Roero area and some sources link his name to the latin term Renexij, after the name of Renesio hill, behind the town of Canale. After many centuries of popularity, this varietal was heavily hit by the wine crisis and depopulation of the countryside that occurred during the inter-war period. Towards the end of the 1960s, Arneis was nearly lost, cultivated in only a few rows within Nebbiolo vineyards because the sweetness of its fruit attracted hungry birds, keeping them at bay from the more remunerative Nebbiolo.
It was thanks to the entrepreneurial know-how of a small group of producers, who realised that a good white wine among so many reds was necessary to the area, that Arneis was saved from extinction and production recommenced. Part of Arneis’ recent success is undoubtedly due to careful selection of clones which has significantly improved its quality. Until a few decades ago, in fact, Arneis vines tended to become deformed – probably giving rise to the name of the vine itself, which, in local dialect signifies a madcap or capricious person.
In the dry sandstone of the Roero, soft, permeable soils where the layers of sand are interspersed with marl, the Arneis acquires subtle and elegant aromas reminiscent of white flowers and fresh fruit.
More recently, Arneis was transferred also to the most friable and sandiest lands of the Langhe. This movement gave origin to two Doc: the first one is located on the left side of the Tanaro river and is called Roero Arneis DOCG, the second takes the name of Langhe Arneis DOC.
Production area: Comune di Vezza d’Alba Sottozona Castellero
Height o.s.l.: 70 – 250 m
Sun exposure: sud – sud east
Vines per hectare: around 3.200
Farming: traditional – guyot
Kg of grapes per hectare: no more than 90 quintals/hectar
Soil: stratified argil for the most part with calcareous nature
Year of implant: 1980
Wine per hectare: no more than 6.000 litres
|Roero Arneis DOCG 2010 Spumante||I Vini di Veronelli 2015||1 star|
|Roero Arneis DOCG 2010 Spumante||Wine Enthusiast December 2014||87/100|
|Roero Arneis DOCG 2010 Spumante||Guida Vini Eccellenti d’Italia 2014/15||Gold cluster|
|Roero Arneis DOCG 2010 Spumante||I Vini di Veronelli 2014||1 star|
|Roero Arneis DOCG 2010 Spumante||Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2014 – Luca Maroni||84/100|
|Roero Arneis DOCG 2008 Spumante||Ordine dei Cavalieri di S. Michele del Roero 2012||Excellent|
|Roero Arneis DOCG 2008 Spumante||I Vini di Veronelli 2013||1 star|
|Roero Arneis DOCG 2008 Spumante||Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2012 – Luca Maroni||84/100|