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Le Tre, Roero Arneis 2020

Le Tre, Roero Arneis 2020

Farming : Integrated Sustainable | Certified Organic

 

Winemaking : Hand-Picked Grapes | Unfined

 

Region : Roero Arneis, Piedmont, Italy

 

Grape : Roero Arneis

 

Alcohol by Volume : 13.5%

Woman Winemaker: Lucrezia Carrega Malabaila

 

Notes:
The Malabaila’s are a noble family with ties to the present cantina back to the year 1200. A document from 1362 is the first to mention the family vineyard. The castle (now the family home) was used by the Dukes of Savoy for “large Court parties and weddings.”

Today the cantina in Canale is managed by Lucrezia Carrega Malabaila (the 65th generation) who has a global perspective on wines and has adapted the Malabaila wines to a fresher, lighter style. She is assisted by Alfredo Falletti, who has worked in the cantina for thirty years. Classic Roero wines, the Malabaila wines are soft and balanced, due to the very sandy, white/beige soils of the Roero. It is important to point out that the soils – just across the Tanaro River- in Barbaresco and Barolo are much heavier and are clay and marl based.

Le Tre vines were planted in 1990. Le Tre has a distinct mineral quality, On the nose, very intense floral bouquet in which stand out white flowers, yellow flesh peaches, citrus, blossom, wet stone, and green apples. On the palate, Dry and floral, it envelops the mouth leaving hints of white peaches.  Excellent as an aperitif, but its structure well supports white meats and shellfish.


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