TENUTA FRATELLI POVERO TERRE DEL CONTE ROERO ARNEIS 2021
This is a lovely, bright and quite vibrant example of a white from the Piedmont region of northwest Italy. It is more aromatic and tropical than I expected, perhaps due to a warm vintage. Expect lime leaf, green banana, spearmint and starfruit. It is light to medium bodied, just off dry but still delicate and fresh. The length is excellent. Lovely white!
The white grape Arneis has made a brilliant recovery from what was near extinction in the 1960s. This decline was in part due to the priority given by Piedmont’s producers to red wines. The varietal is most closely associated with the district of Roero, where it has earned a considerable following for its delicate floral notes and generous, full-bodied nature. This example offers impressive apple, pear and mineral aromas with a layered, creamy, complex palate. Excellent value. (VINTAGES panel, May 2015)
Producer: Cantine Povero Srl
Size: 750 ml
Style: Aromatic & Flavourful