Roero, Arneis, 2016

  Matteo Correggia

The 2016 exudes ripe peach, melon and white flowers. Bags of fruit but with fine texture and freshness finishing on a clean lemon note. Fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel to lock in the freshness and bright fruity flavours, this is the perfect wine for every day enjoyment.

Contains Sulphites.

About Matteo Correggia

Matteo Corregiga learned everything about the vine from his father and, having never gone to any kind of oenology college, was taught his winemaking skills by Elio Altare and other local friends. Matteo started bottling his own wine with great success when his father died in 1985 making them the very best Piedmont has to offer. The indigenous white Arneis and black Brachetto vines are carefully nurtured to produce beautifully individual wines. The Roeros are made from Nebbiolo but are evidently more refi ned than Barolo due to the lighter soils in the region – they are exquisitely pure and truly outstanding. 2000 was Matteo’s last vintage after his tragic vineyard accident. His wife Ornella and her children, with the help of talented young wine maker Luca Rostagno, now run the estate.

Appellation: Piedmont

Piedmont sitting at the foot of the mountains is justly regarded as one of, if not the finest wine growing region in Italy. The noblest grape found in the region in undoubtedly Nebbiolo, with the DOCG's of Barolo and Barbaresco at the forefront of production. Barbera and Dolcetto come in second and third, and being earlier ripening are often found located on those sides of the hills that receive less sunshine. The wines from Piedmont are intrinsically food friendly wines, a fact understandable given the culinary strength of the area.

Grape Type: Arneis

A white grape variety indigenous to Piedmont in North West Italy. It can produce excellent medium-bodied, dry wines that are for the most part tank fermented and bottled young. The wines can show markedly 'Rhônesque' flavours of greengage and peach.