Matteo Correggia Roero Arneis
Arneis vine variety has been penalised in the past, not because of it grapes but because of a wrong understanding of it. It was considered to be a simple and everyday wine without ambitious characteristics. However, in the last 20 years the quality of this wine has very much increased thanks to a more attentive analysis of the ripening level of grapes as well as thanks to a more ambitious wine-making technique. Arneis can now compete with the best Italian white wines. We carried out two experiments on Arneis in order to demonstrate its qualitative potential: in 2008 we started to produce it from a 20/30% maceration with the skins and in the same year we began to use the screw cap. Both experiments showed an incredible evolution, that never happened before. This confirms that Arneis is far from being just a simple wine.