The 2009, which retails for around $35, is one of the best examples of the grape I have tasted, showing ripe peach, orange and honeysuckle aromas and flavors. It's rich and fleshy, with a hint of grapefruit peel bitterness that helps to lift the soft texture on the finish. 88 points, non-blind. It was a great teaser to prepare me for the Langhe.
Bruno Giacosa's Arneis is a knockout in 2007. This beautiful white reveals gorgeous inner sweetness in its ripe apricots, peaches and flowers. Although the wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation, it comes across as lush and full-bodied, with suggestions of botrytis that linger on the finish.
Very Good - Delicate, restrained tastes of walnuts, with a light toastiness and some minerality. Good with sushi. We also liked the 2007, which had melon, lychee and lime and would be great with fried food.
Recommended - Scents of green almonds and pear marked by a salty mineral note. The palate is juicy but not too rich, the pear flavors giving way to a slightly grassy flavor that finishes with a mild, piquant bitter almond.