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Staff Pick

Roero Arneis, Filippo Gallino - 2017

Item # 30420 750mL
$19.96/ Single Bottle
$239.52 $215.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

The Arneis grape makes a most enjoyable dry white wine. It's redolent of pears, chamomile, and white flowers. It's always enjoyable with light meats, but incredibly well-suited for fish as well. Filippo Gallino winery was the first winery in Piedmont to make a 100% varietal Arneis wine in 1972. From Arneis vines grown on tufo soils. Unoaked.


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Staff Pick Notes

Can you imagine a world without Arneis?Neither can I. This wonderful Piedmontese grape was brought back from the edge of extinction by dedicated winemakers, notably the late Alfredo Currado, and now there are more than 1500 acres of vines planted in Piedmont. I also can't imagine surviving summer without many bottles of this particular Roero Arneis by Filippo Gallino. This winery is credited with producing the first 100% Arneis in Piedmont in 1972, forethought at its best. Now we can all enjoy this Arneis' characteristic pear and almond flavors and quench our thirst on the hottest days.

- LM

Pairing Advice

What would a barbecue be without chicken? And all great, crispy, smoky chicken deserves a great bottle by its side. The Arneis grape makes some of the most enjoyable white wines in Piedmont. It’s redolent of pears, chamomile, and white flowers, all of which complement the complex flavors of the grill.

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Piedmont

The most famous grape in Piedmont is the noble Nebbiolo, which makes the long-lived Barolo and Barbaresco. There are plenty of Nebbiolo-based wines that are quite enjoyable in their youth, however, often produced in smaller, lesser-known regions such as Ghemme or Gattinara. Several other Piedmontese grapes make striking and delicious wines: Pelaverga produces light-colored reds with distinctive...

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Arneis

A white grape variety cultivated almost exclusively in Piedmont. Compared to most wine grapes it has a low acid content, and it was once used to soften the mightily tannic red Nebbiolo. It is occasionally called "Barolo Bianco" by acolytes. Unlike red Barolos, however, wines made from the Arneis grape nowadays are usually meant to be consumed while quite young. They are typically dry and...

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