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A great alternative

Monday, September 21, 2015

Brand NameGuidobono
Wine NameRoero Arneis
Vintage (Year)2014
AVARoero
CountryItaly
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeArneis
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
2
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
3
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

Floral in scent with a nice full citrus aspect, this wine is a great alternative to those who only know Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc.  I myself probably only tasted no more than ten Roero Arneis wines prior to this year -- okay, it could have easily been thirty or fifty considering all of the Italian wine events that I have went to as well as my three trips to the country itself -- but only started to build an appreciation for them this year.  It was because Charles Sant'Elia invited me to a tasting of wines from Roero and I literally was flattered by what was being served.

Now Arneis starts off very floral and the gives you a nice muted citrus that finishes off not too dry.  The mouth on this is just a little silky and heavy, but not too much.  I chose to have it with some Jerk chicken and it went exceptionally well.

 

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