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2013 Giovanni Almondo Arneis Bricco delle Ciliegie Roero

Merchant Reviews

If you have never tasted Arneis, remember that all discussion of the noblest white grape variety in Piemonte begins with Domenico Almondo. Then imagine a fine Rhône Viognier blended with a sandstone-infused Alsace Pinot Blanc (that was somehow made by Dominique Roger in Sancerre), and you’ll know what to expect. The Bricco delle Ciliegie, sometimes called “il Barolo Bianco” (the white Barolo), comes from a sandy hillside above the town of Montà, which gets its name from the cherry orchard that grew on its flanks before Giovanni and Domenico planted these vines thirty years ago. Ripe Green Anjou pears, honeysuckle, and lime citrus-zest emerge when the wine is poured, along with a fleeting hint of passion fruit, lemon curd, and remembered cherry blossoms (?). On the palate, the wine is juicy and vibrant; with pears, almonds, and lemon-lime citrus, all seasoned with fresh fennel and wild spearmint; and the long clean finish is punctuated with fine-grained saline mineral grip. Drink now – 2020.

-- Greg Moore, Moore Brothers Wine Company, April 30, 2014

Giovanni Almondo Arneis Bricco delle Ciliegie Roero
Price: $26.00 Add to Cart
(or $24.70 if you buy 12 or more)

SKU# A0460

Winery: Giovanni Almondo
Style: White Wine
Varietal: other white varietal
Region: Piedmont

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