Five Word Summary: Easy drinking, clean and zippy.
This wine is made from 100% Arneis grapes from Piedmont, Italy. Arneis is a little known white grape that is grown in a region known almost exclusively for their red wines. This is a little gem of a white wine coming from this Italian region.
The soil that the grapes are grown in is clay and sand, which gives off a really delicious minerality that this wine is known for. This wine is clean and refreshing with lots of crisp stone fruit and citrus. This is a really easy-drinking wine that can be enjoyed by itself or with a meal. The refreshing palate makes this a great option before dinner or just a casual glass or two with friends.
What does it taste like? The first thing you’ll notice is that this wine is slightly sparkling. Not bubbly like champagne, but just enough spritz to give it some character. I love the crisp, snappy limestone minerality you notice from the first sip. Because it’s aged in stainless steal instead of oak, it keeps it light and refreshing instead of heavy and cloying. Middle notes start to appear with tangy citrus, like lemon, lime, and even green apple. This is the most beautiful part of the wine because the apple and citrus notes are so clean and refreshing. The finish leaves you with a beautiful peach/apricot note. This unique white manages to be tart and zippy, without being sour. All flavors are bright and crisp with low acidity, making this such an easy drinker.
Who will love this wine?
Seafood lovers- Arneis pairs perfectly with light seafood dishes like shrimp, scallops, and oysters. It’s got the perfect combination of acidity and minerality to make this a great option to pair with all types of shellfish.
Those that want a lighter Sauvignon Blanc- If you’re like me, you enjoy drinking Sauvignon Blancs, but don’t love the bell-pepper notes from the pyrazines. Arenis has a very similar flavor profile, without the sharp and bitter pyrazine aftertaste.
Outdoor drinkers- The fruity flavor profile and slight spritz make this the ultimate outdoor sipper. It’s laid back and casual, so don’t wait for a high-society soiree. Serve a bottle of this at your next BBQ or picnic.
First course pairings- If you’re doing a mutli-course food and wine pairing, this is a no-brainer first course option. Arneis pairs with anything you can think of serving for a first course. Salads, lighter pastas, risottos, and all vegetables are perfect pairings with this wine.
If you’re looking for a crisp, refreshing, easy drinking white wine, look no further. It’s different from your boring Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs, or Rieslings. The slight spritz elevates this to a whole other level and makes it a memorable choice for every occasion.
Final Conclusion: Must Try