For this first musical combination of the new Ritmodivino column “Vini per Corrispondenza”, we went to Serralunga d’Alba, in the heart of the Langhe. And we tasted this very interesting Roero Arneis DOCG Bric delle Ginestre
We are in Piedmont, in the small town of Serralunga d’Alba, six hundred souls in the heart of the Langhe to taste this enological gem called Arneis.
The term Arneis, a Piedmontese dialect, refers to “original, rebellious and grumpy” things and people. A bit like this white wine, DOCG since 2004, which is characterized – on the one hand – by a good acidity and flavor to taste, and – on the other – by floral and honey aromas.
At wine, the wine shows a deep straw yellow color.
Already pouring the first glass, hints of fresh and herbaceous flowers come to the nose. On an olfactory examination, aromas are confirmed, accompanied by a clear minerality.
At tasting, the visual and olfactory impressions are confirmed and are accompanied by a marked sapidity. We tasted the vintage 2017 and we found it an excellent aperitif. However, the main combination of this white that comes from a land of red, is – besides fish – the fresh cheeses that characterize the region, such as tomino.
A pleasant wine, made with the technique of cold vinification to preserve all the aromas of this vine and aged in the bottle for at least three or four months.