Arneis is a white grape varietal common in the Piemonte region of Italy. Unfortunately it is not that popular in the UK or the US which is a real shame. I tried the 2008 Malvira last night and was very impressed. Lovely peach, fruity taste. A real white wine quaffer. This should be bought in cases and ready to drink now. Perfect for the summer or any time of the year for that matter. I served this with Jerk Tuna Steaks grilled on the Weber….Antonio Gallioni from Wine Advocate is also a fan:
“The 2008 Roero Arneis Renesio is a touch more focused and energetic than the Trinita. White peaches, flowers, almonds and spices meld together seamlessly with notable purity in this pretty Arneis. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2011. 88pts
Available at Waitrose for only 10£ a bottle….very good value, and a nice alternative to Chardonnay….
my rating 89pts