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Bruno Giacosa, Arneis

Merchant's Pick

Bruno Giacosa, Arneis
12 Years And Counting | Piedmont's Perfect White!
February 12, 2018
LIMITED QUANTITIES

This is a new vintage of my favorite Piedmont white. Whenever I go to an Italian restaurant, this is the first white I look for on a wine list. Even at home, I always have a few bottles chilled ready to pair with my favorite piece of fish or pesto dish.

"The brilliant Bruno Giacosa fashions the finest Arneis...this is my favorite white wine of Piedmont." Robert Parker

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!

Though this wine may be hard to grow, it is impossible to put down. Unoaked, this white has beautiful weight and a natural creamy texture. The acidity is crisp and refreshing and, despite being stainless steel fermented, the wine has depth and character that makes it stand out as one of our favorite versatile white wines."This is what Arneis should be...a benchmark for Arneis...a go-to Italian white." James Suckling

Twelve years and counting, I have never been disappointed by a Giacosa Arneis! 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.

Enjoy with seafood, chicken, or light pasta dishes including pesto.

By David Gettenberg

Summary

THE MERCHANT'S MARK
92 + / 100
This is what Arneis should be, full-bodied yet delicate and crisp. A benchmark for Arneis, this go-to Italian white should be the first white you look for when at your favorite Italian restaurant.   Citrus, young peach, dried sage and crushed shells. Tangy and crisp, the finish - as with every vintage - is long, lasting and masterful.
  
JAMES SUCKLING
92 / 100
"This is really dense and rich with green papaya, apple and lemon character. Full body, flavorful and persistent. Gorgeous. One of the best Arneis in memory."

DECANTER
91 / 100
"Best known for his reds, Giacosa's Roero Arneis is yet another string to his bow. Honeyed white fruit and blossom aromas bloom on the nose, while the palate features a clean citrus backbone with fairly crisp acidity. Defined and refreshing, with a long finish."

Product Details

Producer: Bruno Giacosa

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Arneis

Vintage: 2015

Size: 750ml

Code: W00268-2