The 2021 Bruno Giacosa, Roero Arneis, Piedmont was a Merchant's Pick
The 1st wine I look for on a restaurant wine list!
May 15, 2023
Best known for making world-class Barolo and Barbaresco, you are missing out if you have never tried Bruno Giacosa's estate Arneis!
This Piedmont white wine is a food-pairing darling. From grilled branzino to fresh capellini tossed in garlic and olive oil, few Italian whites offer such versatility.
It is so good and user-friendly; it is the first wine I look for on a wine list when at a restaurant.
"Really delicious this year." James Suckling
Purity and depth of the fruit echo with every sip. The wine is known for its vibrancy and freshness while still retaining dimension. Green papaya, lemon, pear, lime accents, and green-apple notes lead to crisp acidity. From fish to light pasta dishes to warm bread dipped in olive oil, you cannot go wrong.
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 to allow the refreshing acidity and authentic flavors to express themselves.
Arneis, a white grape from Piedmont, translates to "difficult or stubborn" and was given this name due to its delicate skin and unpredictable nature.
When the conditions are right and a producer like Giacosa handles the vinification properly, look out!
By David Gettenberg
"The brilliant Bruno Giacosa fashions the finest Arneis - this is my favorite white wine of Piedmont." Robert Parker