2017 Roero Arneis Donna Costanza
Italy’s Roero region of Piedmont is a DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) for Arneis, a white wine grape grown almost exclusively in this part of the world. Roero is known for producing the world’s best examples of this rare Piedmont white, and this Donna Costanza comes from a single estate, organic vineyard planted exclusively to Arneis. The wine was fermented and aged in glass-lined stainless steel to preserve freshness and acidity; this result is a compelling nose with a combination of citrus, minerals and honeysuckle. On the palate, lemon, green melon and mineral combine with crisp acids and a refreshing finish.
Winemaker: Malabaila di Canale
Varietals: 100% Arneis
Drinking window: Now - 2022
Cases made: 500
Pairings: Scallops, lobster or any shellfish pairs perfectly with this wine. The classic pairing is fresh shucked oysters with a citrus vinaigrette.
- About The Producer
The Canale family has been producing wine since 1362. Their property and sustainable vineyards are located a few miles north of the town of Alba and cover just over 20 acres.
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