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2012 Vietti Roero Arneis

ITALY / PIEDMONT /
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Arneis

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SKU: 43096-2012-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    (fermented very cool and kept on its lees until June): Bright green-tinged yellow. Lively aromas of sour apple, peach, minerals, flowers, spices and chlorophyll. Dry and rich on the palate, with noteworthy old-viney fat that's leavened by a bracing lemony quality. Conveys a strong glyceral impression of dry extract and finishes with lovely length. A superb vintage for this bottling. Luca says 2012 is a brilliant vintage for white wines: |minerally, fresh and floral, with strong acidity.| Luca's father Alfredo practically invented dry arneis in 1967 and was responsible for rescuing the variety from extinction; previously arneis had been vinified sweet. Another name for the variety is |white nebbiolo,| noted Currado, suggesting that arneis could have been an early mutation of the red variety.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2013
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  • Decades of experience as vineyard tenders in Barolo provided the Vietti family with priceless information when they decided to go into the winemaking business in the early 1900s. The firm recently acquired an additional 7 hectares of vineyards, bringing their holdings to a total of 31. Their link to the land has been the catalyst for their vineyard-designate bottlings, which showcase Barolo's diverse terroir. The wines' finesse belies their extraordinary depth and complexity; Vietti firmly adheres to the classic style that makes the wines of Piedmont such a revelation to those patient enough to cellar them.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 26 bottles owned
    • 6 collectors