Arneis translates as little rascal, in Piemontese, because it’s a notoriously difficult grape to grow. Aged for 4 to 6 months on its lees and an additional 2 months in bottle to add complexity, Roero Arneis has often been described as a White Barolo and is a perfect example of why it’s worth putting the effort in. Pelassa are one of the few producer to do so and are swiftly gaining a reputation amongst Piedmont’s best, winning rewards and generating interest around the world.
Delicate and complex nose of apricot and citrus fruits with floral scent of chamomile and touch of honey. Crisp and fresh on the palate with some mineral notes. Awarded COMMENDED MEDAL at Decanter World wine Awards 2017.
Italian white wine from Roero in Piedmont Italy, made with Arneis.
Based in Montà d’Alba, the Pelassa family has always produced wine from their own vineyard. Mario founded the Pelassa winery in 1960 and has since devoted all his time and passion to work in the vineyards alongside his wife, Maria Teresa. In 2000 their sons Davide and Daniele took over the domain and modernised the winery. Today, their wines are generating interest around the world.