Roero Arneis "Sito dei Fossili", Bric Cenciurio
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Roero Arneis "Sito dei Fossili", Bric Cenciurio - 2020

Item # 34979 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
$299.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

This Arneis comes from a prized vineyard site, Sito dei Fossili and is uncommonly complex. The wine is fermented in large, old 20 hl casks and then aged in steel tanks for 1 year. The result is that you have a bottle that will hold up in the cellar for a good decade. This is a fuller style of Arneis with racy acidity and incredible character.


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Staff Pick Notes

Need a full-bodied white to pair with a rich, creamy pasta? One that's dense enough to holds its own against the weight of the dish, yet bright enough to to keep it all afloat? Look no further than this Arneis from the hard-working winemakers at Bric Cenciurio. Sourced from one of their more treasured vineyards Site of Fossils (where fossils of leaves, fish and dragonflies were found), this wine proved to be the winning match for spaghetti carbonara. Aging on the lees in large oak barrels lends it a supple roundness, and its bright acidity gives it well-balanced tension. You'll find a complex mix of pear, lemon, white peach, hazelnut, and—is that a touch of mint? A great wine for the table.

- ALM

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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