Fond memories of Renee and I drinking multiple bottles of this lovely Arneis while poolside one afternoon at the Hotel Villa Becerris in Montforte d’Alba.
We passed on the 2017 because if was too ripe and we wanted more freshness. Here it is! “The 2018 Roero Arneis is a fragrant and linear white wine with plenty of spicy lemon, tangerine and crushed stone aromas. The 2017 vintage of this wine (from a hotter vintage) showed more tropical fruit, whereas this cooler vintage offers more citrus and mineral notes. Bruna Giacosa tells me that she prefers 2017 over this 2018; however, it’s all a matter of personal choice. I am partial to this vintage because of those tangy flavors and the wine’s precisely linear quality. However, this wine is set to flesh out and gain in volume after the summer because Arneis starts to show its best results in September following the harvest.” 91+ points – Monica Larner, Wine Advocate