2021 Vietti Roero Arneis, Piedmont, Italy

Brilliant straw-yellow color. Fresh and aromatic notes of ripe yellow fruit (melon), citrus, floral, wet stone, with a hint of almond. Medium-bodied on the palate, is has good intensity and crisp acidity. Well-balanced, elegant, with good complexity.



The grapes to produce this wine were sourced from selected vineyard sites located in the heart of the Roero winegrowing area, around the village of Santo Stefano Roero. Here the soils are made of calcareous marl (with a high content of marine fossils). The grapevines, trained in the Guyot trellis system, have an average age of 30 years and are planted at a density of 4.500 to 5.000 plants per hectare.

Hand-picked in mid-September of 2021, the grapes were destemmed and then gently pressed. This is followed by the alcoholic fermentation that takes place in stainless steel tanks, very slowly at a temperature ranging from 14 to 16 °C, to preserve the freshness and intensity of the fruit aromas and flavours in the wine. Halfway through alcoholic fermentation the tank is sealed to reabsorb a small quantity of natural CO2. The wine does not undergo malolactic fermentation. It is aged in stainless steel tanks on its fine lees until bottling.


The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th Century. Only at the beginning of the 20th century, however, did the Vietti name become a winery offering its own wines in bottle. Patriarch Mario Vietti, starting from 1919 made the first Vietti wines, selling most of the production in Italy. His most significant achievement was to transform the family farm, engaged in many fields, into a grape-growing and wine-producing business.

Then, in 1952, Alfredo Currado (Luciana Vietti’s husband) continued to produce high quality wines from their own vineyards and purchased grapes. The Vietti winery grew to one of the top-level producers in Piemonte and was one of the first wineries to export its products to the USA market.

Alfredo was one of the first to select and vinify grapes from single vineyards (such as Brunate, Rocche and Villero). This was a radical concept at the time, but today virtually every vintner making Barolo and Barbaresco wines offers "single vineyard" or "cru-designated" wines.

Alfredo is also called the "father of Arneis" as in 1967 he invested a lot of time to rediscover and understand this nearly-lost variety. Today Arneis is the most famous white wine from Roero area, north of Barolo. Setting such a fine example with Arneis, even fellow vintners as far away those on the west coast of the United States now are cultivating and producing Arneis!

With 35 hectares of vineyards, Vietti expects to not only increase production, but having greater control over the vineyards, looks to continually improve from a qualitative perspective. It is poised to excel well into the 21st Century.


Grape(s) Arneis
Farming Organic