Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis 2018
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.
Ripe peach and melon notes are underlined by lemon accents and zingy acidity in this succulent white. Balanced, featuring a light bitterness and a white pepper finish. Drink now. 11,400 cases made, 3,200 cases imported.