This is a very interesting and enjoyable white from northwest Italy. Straw gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with pears, citrus, some peach, minerality, and slight almonds. Light bodied. Lean and moderately piercing acidity. On the palate, this is very tasty. Notes of pears with minerality and slight herbal note. Tasty. Long finish. This really begs for food. Lighter foods, seafoods or chicken salad would be a nice match. Drink over the next five to seven years.
Light golden/straw in color. The nose is nice and mostly mineral driven but also a bit of pears and slight almond note. Light bodied. On the palate, this has strong acidity. It begs for some food to pair with. The minerality comes thru with some pear. Medium finish. Pasta with a cream sauce would work well. Drink over the next couple of years.
This is a white from the Piemonte region of northern Italy. Light silvery gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with a bit of pear and nice minerality. On the palate, this took some time to open but eventually, the pear come thru as does the minerality. Nice, slightly oily texture. It could use a bit more acidity but nevertheless worked nicely on its own and with some Bruschetta. Drink over the next few years.
This is always one of the top Arneis's. It comes from northern Italy where the Giacosa winery is one of the top wineries. Light golden in color. The nose has a nice minerality along with some peaches and a hint of melon. On the palate, the melon is more dominant with underlying minerality. A lovely texture with enough acidity to carry everything. This is delicious, too. It will work better with food although it drinks fine on its own. A nice match for a fruit salad or seafood. This should be consumed in the next five years.
What a delicious white wine. Apparently, this producer was the first 100% Arneis wine back in 1972, but this was my first time trying it. it captured our whole table's attention. Silvery gold in color with some green swirls. The nose has pears along with slight lemons and vanilla cream. With a bit of air, a floral quality emerges. On the palate, this has a great slightly oily texture. Good acidity. There is a an underlying minerality with some pear fruit. Clean finish. This probably will last five to seven years, but its best drinking is in the next couple of years to enjoy its fr
Light silvery gold in color. The nose is nice with great minerality. Also some pears. On the palate, this is slightly oily. Nice undertones of minerals. Some apple/pear. Good acidity. Nice finish. This would work with a wide variety of lighter to medium foods. Drinks surprisingly well on its own too. A bit pricey for an Arneis but this is one of the better ones. $30 retail.