Lot 819 | 2020 Piemonte
A tiny 200 case "White Barolo" jewel found in the hills of Roero.
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The ancient Arneis grape originated in Roero, a subregion of Piemonte in Italy’s northwest. Particularly difficult to grow (hence its name literally translating to “little rascal” in the local dialect), it was almost totally extinct in the 1970s and still remains a fairly rare planting today in its ancestral home. However, if you search hard enough (and we did), you’ll find a few brilliant custodians of the land producing small single varietal wines from these ancient vineyards – totally worth the effort, because the gorgeously perfumed expressions they craft from the soils of Roero are truly something special.
Lot 819 comes to us from the beautiful hills on the left bank of the Tanaro river across from Langhe. A dry, full-flavored Italian white wine featuring vibrant aromatics, excellent palate weight, and a harmony of minerality and acidity, this is a fabulous find and a shining example of why Roero was awarded DOCG status following Arneis’ renaissance over the past half century. The quality of the wine itself is imbued with a terrific sense and place, and one can easily see why Roero Arneis is often referred to as Barolo Bianco (a.k.a. White Barolo).