Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis 2017
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Roero|
James SucklingThe team at Far Niente farms 20 acres of semillon and sauvignon blanc in the southwestern corner of Napa Valley, and built a separate winery to produce this botrytised wine. It ferments in new oak barrels for six months, then ages for three years before the top barrels are selected for the blend. The 2012 has the wheaty richness of semillon and the honeysuckle scent of botrytis. It’s draped with honeyed flavor, then finishes clean. For hazelnut biscotti.
Wine AdvocateFrom a hot vintage, the 2017 Roero Arneis is a rich and pulpy white wine with bright fruit definition. The bouquet delivers tropical fruit, papaya and apricot. The mouthfeel is rich with thick fruit flavors. This vintage shows superior structure. But an expert winemaking hand is clearly at play, because that sunny ripeness falls short of tasting jammy or too heavy. Bruna Giacosa tells me that because of reduced yields, it proved challenging to source enough fruit to make this wine. Drink this fruit-forward white wine within the next few years.
Wine SpectatorLemon, tangerine, white flower and mineral aromas and flavors power this sleek, focused white, backed by a vibrant structure. Builds to a long finish. Drink now. 3,000 cases imported.
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