Brilliant Italian - 88p
It’s May and time to put the red wine away and start focusing on the whites! With the warmer weather we automatically drift towards with wines just like we want reds in autumn and winter. This week we have gone for a particular favourite from the Piemonte. Like it’s more famous red Piemonte grape, the Nebbiolo, the Arneis grape is a almost exclusively grown in the famous northern Italian province. Historically the grape was mostly used in a blend with Nebbiolo to soften the the red wines and make them more drinkable sooner. But with the popularity of single grape varieties the Arneis grape was almost lost to time. Fortunately it has bounced back and now there are some fine white wines coming from Piemonte featuring this underrated grape.
The Giovanni Rosso family have farmed vineyards in Serralunga d'Alba,as long as the family can remember but not always producing their own wines. For generations they would cultivate the grapes and make wine for other brands to resell. But during the early 1980's Giovanni Rosso restructured the vineyards with the aim of growing the best fruit but it was his son Davide who finally put the family name on the wines and starting producing the wines himself.
Giovanni Rosso Roero Arneis - 195,- kr
As always when it comes to Arneis it is so fresh and fruity on the nose. Clear citrus notes, leaning towards orange and grapefruit. Great acidity and very long in the mouth. The citrus continues here and there is a pleasant weight to the wine that makes it feel long and good. Very good as an aperitif but will go well with shrimp. Try it as an alternative to Chablis!
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