Francesco’s plot of arneis had been purchased by his grandfather and is located in a place that has always been called Ca ‘d Dreja, or “Andrea’s house.” In fact, at the top of the hill stood the house of a gentleman so named, which was already in ruins in those days and can still be seen today.
In 2020, that area was recognized with the geographical mention Madonna delle Grazie.
Roero Arneis Francesco Rosso thus changed its name from Ca ‘d Dreja to Madonna delle Grazie, but the quality remained the same, as did its production technique.
Maria explains that this wine always comes out later than those of most Roero producers because the vineyard is one of the few located beyond the Rocche.
We are high up here, about 400 meters above sea level, and the soil, besides being gravelly and sandy, is rich in marl, which gives body to the wine.
This is why their Arneis needs to mature in tank to be really ready and give exceptional drinking. And we specify, it makes only steel.
To make the idea better, Maria describes it to us as a mature boy with great potential: it is a wine that is not afraid to lose its characteristics the years after the harvest, indeed, it confirms that it is worth waiting to know its full expression.
It is straw yellow with golden hues.
It is delicate and the scents will remind you of apple, pineapple and tropical fruits.
It is dry, savory and mineral. Well-structured and harmonious, it is pleasantly fresh.
Maria recommends it with sushi because it accompanies the savoriness of soy sauce very well.
Don’t like sushi? Give pairing with fresh fish dishes a chance anyway.
It’s your guy if…
…You want to taste a traditional Arneis: this is really what you’re looking for.
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