At home, I always have a few bottles of this delicious Piedmont white chilled. In fact, I enjoyed it last night and it is one of the best vintages I can remember - the subtle fruit and vibrant acidity makes it a food pairing darling.
I was first introduced to Giacosa's Arneis sixteen years ago and have been a fan ever since! The 2018 is particularly stunning.
"The brilliant Bruno Giacosa fashions the finest Arneis...this is my favorite white wine of Piedmont." Robert Parker
"This is a longtime favorite, due to its purity of fruit and freshness, showing green-papaya, lime, lemon and green-apple character. Medium body. Crisp acidity. No wood. Steely and fruity at the end. Drink now." James Suckling
Arneis, a white grape from Piedmont, translates to "difficult or stubborn" and was given this name due to its delicate skin and unpredictable nature. But, when the conditions are right and a producer like Giacosa handles the vinification properly, look out!
Don't over chill this little treasure as you'll "chill out" the subtle nuances. Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes before serving so the refreshing acidity and true flavors can express themselves.
By David Gettenberg
THE MERCHANT'S MARK
95 / 100
An EWM favorite year after year, Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis is THE benchmark Arneis. Citrus, young peach, lemon, pear, dried sage and crushed shells. Tangy and crisp, the finish - as with every vintage - is long, lasting and masterful. From seafood to pasta, this versatile Piedmont white is a must have!
94 / 100
"This is a longtime favorite, due to its purity of fruit and freshness, showing green-papaya, lime, lemon and green-apple character. Medium body. Crisp acidity. No wood. Steely and fruity at the end. Drink now."