Saturday, March 15, 2008

2006 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis

This wine was part of the recent Cellier release and was highly recommended by an SAQ employee. I can't recall the last time I had a Roero Arneis, and I loved Giacosa's Dolcetto, so I gave it a chance.

I'm not sure how to take the 2006 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis. It was quite closed right out of the fridge, but opened up as it warmed, showing lemon pastry, lychee, honey, and some faint hints of flowers and bananas. Quite smooth, easygoing and agreeably luscious on the palate, kinda lemon meringue, but missing the acidity and minerality I crave in a white. Hard to criticize this high quality sipper, but it was missing the complexity I seek at this price point - I would happily gulp this if someone else is paying...
cork. 13% alcohol
Score: 16/20
Price: C$27 (SAQ)

Roero and Roero Arneis are appellations in Piedmont, Italy. The wines of Roero Arneis are whites made from 100% Arneis grapes. You rarely see this grape outside Piedmont, but I did taste a Seghesio Arneis in Sonoma last fall.


Marcus said...
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Marcus said...

I was impressed with myself for having reviewed a Roero. You go and do a Roero Arneis -- and I didn't know such a thing existed.


Thanks for the reminder on the Portuguese wine on sale. I had meant to get it earlier and had forgot. But now I've bagged that Baga. Cheers and bon weekend.

Joe said...

Ah, yes, I remember your Roero. I think the price of yours was more agreeable. Glad you found that Marques de Marialva - brought it to a family function and received compliments from the Ontario folk...