Giovanni Almondo Vigne Sparse Arneis Roero 2021
Region: Piemonte, Italy
Appellation: Roero Arneis DOCG
Grapes: 100% Arneis
Farming: certified organic
Age of vines: Planted in the 1990s
Aging: 6 months on fine lees in stainless steel
Production: 50,000 bottles annually
Notes from Oliver:
The Roero wine-producing region, on the other bank of the Tanaro river from the famous Barolo and Barbaresco appellations, is one every wine lover should know. Arneis, indigenous to this part of Piedmont, is grown here.
The Arneis bottlings from Domenico Almondo and his sons Stefano and Federico transcend the type, showing the typical herb and pit fruit aromas and flavors of the variety but with a much more interesting structure than most, almost like bone-dry Riesling.