Arneis Langhet DOC 2022 – Broccardo
Arneis displays a pale lemon color. The aroma is fruity with pleasant hints of peach blossoms, acacia, and hawthorn flowers, complemented by subtle notes of almond and white chocolate. On the palate, it offers a fresh, savoury, and fragrant taste. This well-balanced wine is perfect for pairing with delicate appetisers, light first courses, white meats, and raw or marinated fish.
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Three siblings, Filippo, Laura, and Federica, decide to gather everything that has been passed down to them by their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents: respect for the land, that of Langhe, the love for a relentless work, the vineyard’s techniques respecting the territory.
In the ’70s, the company mainly marketed grapes, and winemaking was done exclusively for friends. From this passion and careful selection of grapes coming only from native vines. Their wines are born, in particular, Barolo DOCG, Langhe DOC Nebbiolo, Langhe DOC Rosato and Barbera d’Alba DOC.
Winemaking focuses on the purity of each wine, preserving the fruity aromas without altering their peculiarities, so that the characteristics of the Langhe land can be perceived.
Since 2014, the winery has been part of the Langhe area, which has become a UNESCO heritage site.
Grown throughout the Langhe, the grape’s spiritual home is Roero. Locals used to call the grape “white Nebbiolo”.
Almost extinct by the 1960s, Arneis is difficult to cultivate and ferment. It has a bad reputation amongst farmers for being low yielding and susceptible to powdery mildew. It’s not surprising that the word Arneis, in the local dialect means “little rascal”.
It was either vinified sweet, enjoyed as table grapes, or if amounts were insignificant, it was presumably added to red wine production.
Langhe Arneis must be a minimum of 85% Arneis. Roero Arneis has to be at least 95%, though most producers use 100%.