venerdì 31 agosto 2012
1983 Roero Arneis, Yesterdays Nebbiolo Bianco
On one of my last nights in New York Liz Nicholson, Wine Director at Maialino opened up a bottle of 1983 Roero Arneis for me. This bottle had been stored in the Cornarea Cellars since just a few months ago and that is part of the reason this bottle was abosolutely singing when we popped it. A timeless minerality with dusty, rocky tea notes and overall sexy mouthfeel. Absolutely delicious....
Once called Nebbiolo Bianco, Arneis grew inbetween Nebbiolo vines and was used as a blending grape for the red wines in the Roero. When producers started making 100% Nebbiolo wines this grape almost became extinct. Thanks to a couple of producers (Cornarea being one of them) 100% Arneis bottlings became popular and this is an amazing example of its potential.