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DOCG Roero Arneis 2010 - Cà Neuva

November 1, 2011

The Roero Arneis DOCG Cà Neuva 2010 is a white wine produced with 100% Arneis grapes.

The Roero, northwest of Alba, is a land of great wines. Its hills extend on the left side of the river Tanaro, which is on the boundary between the Roero and the area of the Langhe, located on its right side. The Langhe and Roero, together with Monferrato represent the heart of the piedmontese oenological excellence.

The soils are sandy and friable and produce very fine and elegant red wines such as Roero, an excellent red DOCG wine made with Nebbiolo grapes, a little bit lighter than Barolo or Barbaresco. But on these sunny hills, dominated by castles and old villages, is also cultivated the Arneis, a grape variety which expresses itself wonderfully. Thanks to the great commitment and efforts of the wine producers to pursue quality, the Arneis recently obtained DOCG status, and became one of the most important Italian white wines.

Roero Arneis DOCG Cà Neuva 2010 has an intense straw-yellow colour, the nose is delicate with nice aromatic notes of white and yellow flowers and tropical fruits. It is an half-bodied wine with a dry but delicate flavour and an acidity that gives it freshness and length.

It is perfect if combined with fish-based starters, pasta with light sauces, delicate risotto with vegetables, white meat and fresh cheeses like Robiola from Roccaverano.

Serving temperature: 8-10 °C