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La Ribota Az. Agricola di Barberis Giuliano

White wine 2017 Roero Arneis DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 13.5%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Variety: Arneis.
Registration number : #LRBG-LRA18

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 18 June, 2018

The region of Piedmont (ital. Piemonte) with the capital Turin is located in the extreme northwest of Italy. With a land area of over 25,000 km², it is the second largest after Sicily. The beginnings of viticulture go back to the Celtic people of the Taurines (who gave the capital its name) and to the Ligurians. The Romans already knew Piedmontese wines (from Gattinara, among others), but the universal scholar and wine author Pliny the Elder (23-79) does not mention a single one in his list of the best wines of antiquity. It was not until the Middle Ages that the wines from here became known, when minstrels praised their...

The white grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Bianchetta, Bianchetta di Alba, Bianchetto, Bianchetto di Verzuolo and Nebbiolo Bianco (but there is no genetic relationship with the red variety Nebbiolo). The name means "little difficult one" and in the ancient Piedmontese dialect it means a person with a grumpy, unreliable and irascible character (but this has no connection with the characteristics of Arneis). The variety was possibly mentioned as early as 1432 under the name Ranaysii in the province of Torino in Piedmont. However, it was not until 1877 that it was mentioned under the name Arneis by the ampelographer Giuseppe di Rovasenda...

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