Marcarini Roero Arneis DOCG 2018

$34.57 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

The Roero Arneis is a very pleasant white wine, straw-colored with golden reflections. It has an extensive, fragrant bouquet, with hints of fresh fruit, acacia flowers and honey. The taste is dry, harmonious, with good body and flavour. It is a superb accompaniment with hors d'oeuvres, with mild dishes such as plain risottos or asparagus risotto, gnocchi alla bava, or fish without sauce. These delicate dishes will be enhanced by the fineness of the bouquet, taste and charming harmony of this sumptuous native Piedmont wine. Roero Arneis should be served at 10-12°C in long stem, tulip-shaped glasses, slightly flared at the mouth.

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Arneis
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Roero
Brand Marcarini
Vintage 2018

Wines of Piedmont

In the North-Western corner of Italy, with a backdrop of the visually stunning Alps, Piedmont is a great place to visit for wine tourism. It is also home to some of the most sought-after wines in the country.

Nebbiolo is the region’s most prestigious grape variety, a red variety not seen much in Australia. Wines made from this grape are powerful with remarkably high levels of tannins but a balancing acidity. The Piedmont region offers the grapes with a reliable autumn fog that provides a cooling effect which is particularly beneficial to the growth of Nebbiolo. This pre-harvest fog (“nebbia” in Italian) is actually where the grape’s name comes from. The fog is vital in that it prolongs the time spent on the vine and allows the grapes to achieve full ripeness.

The most famous examples of Nebbiolo come from the appellations (subregions) of Barolo and Barbaresco, known for their ability to age well, firm tannins and distinct smell of tar and roses. Barolo is a big tannic expression of Nebbiolo, while Barbaresco only about 15km away makes a more elegant style. Barolo wines are generally the more expensive of the two and are known to cellar for decades.

By volume however, Barbera is the most planted red grape in Piedmont. This grape makes a juicy, low tannin but high acidity easy-going red. Perhaps somewhat like a lighter style Shiraz.

While there are quite a few white varieties planted in the region, the most notable is Moscato d’Asti, made in a sparkling style in the Asti subregion.

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