Story by Sarah Murphy Robertson
Vietti Roero Arneis 2012
This pale yellow wine from Italy is made from the lesser known grape variety, the Arneis. Interestingly, the Arneis is known for being challenging to grow, hence the variety’s name derivation meaning “little rascal”. Because of this, only a handful of producers use this grape. The Vietti is floral on the nose with melon aromas as well as a lovely long lingering finish. 2012 is a revered vintage for white wine and this one does not disappoint: bursting with bright, clean acidity. Try this Italian wine with Italian dishes like a garlicky seafood carbonara or fried calamari with salty ribbons of Parmigiano-Reggiano.