Roero Arneis DOCG
Arneis, as for its vegetative cycle, it has a medium-early budding, so when possible, it is planted in areas that aren’t subject to spring frosts. It has a flowering that typically occurs in the first ten days of June, and it reaches maturity in the second half of September.
The soil is made of marl-sandstone type with a prevalence of sandstone, marine-origin sedimentary rocks, and a good content of limestone, clay and sand. This last element makes the soil loose and soft and gives it great permeability. Given their marine origin, the vineyard terrains are rather poor in organic matter, but rich in mineral salts.
Crushing-destemming and maceration on the stems using CO2. Draining and soft pressing are followed by static decanting and racking; inoculation with selected indigenous yeasts. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled temperature follows. It ages on its lees for four months, and cold stabilization avoids the need to use clarifying agents, decanting, or filtration.
In stainless steel tanks until bottling, then rests in the bottle at a constant temperature of 14° C (57° F) for one month before release.
The nose is very rich and aromatic with fruity prevalence of apple and melon, with a final taste most floral and delicate typical of the vine. On the palate it is quite pleasant and harmonious, with the right contrast between sweetness and acidity.