Gigi Rosso Roero Arneis


Denomination: Roero Arneis docg
Variety: 100% Arneis
Origin: Monteu Roero (CN)
Alcohol: 12.5 % vol.
Bottle Ageing: 6 months
Description: “Arneis” in Piedmontese dialect means ‘mischievous child’ and perhaps this was true of the awkward antique vine  “Arnesium”, which has been grown in the Roero since Mediaeval times, and later abandoned. 

Colour: Straw-yellow with greenish highlights
Bouquet: Intense and delicate with notes of fresh fruit, in particular apricot and peach as well as scents of woodland flowers and herbs such as sage.
Taste: Pleasingly dry and intense with light mineral notes and a pleasant hint of bitter almond in the finish. Never overly acidic, but rather soft and balanced
Food pairing: Aperitif and cold starters.

Arneis is a white Italian wine grape variety originating from PiedmontItaly. It is most commonly found in the hills of the Roero, northwest of Alba, where it is part of the white Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wines of Roero. It can also be used to produce DOC wines in Langhe.[1] Arneis (literally: little rascal, in Piemontese) is so called because it is regarded as a somewhat difficult variety to grow. It is a crisp and floral varietal, and has been grown for centuries in the region. The white wines made from the Arneis grape tend to be dry and full body with notes of pears and apricots.[2]