MAINERDO | Langhe Arneis | Muntbertin | 2019
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Tonight we are going to review a single-varietal arneis wine from the Piedmont region of Italy – Langhe Arneis Muntbertin 2019 by Azienda Vitivinicola Mainerdo. Arneis is a low cropping white grape variety that originates in the Piedmont region (in the North-West of Italy), where it is most famously associated with the white wines of Roero, that sits just across the river from the famous Barolo, which earned Arneis the nickname of Barolo Bianco (white Barolo). Arneis is a very perfumed grape variety that produces quite fragrant, floral-scented wines with medium to full body and it is often blend with Nebbiolo to add a touch of sweetness and perfume. This particular wine has been aged for 7 months in steel tanks before being released on the market. That said, without further ado, let’s move on straight to our tasting results.
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Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

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//Visual
color: straw yellow color
clarity: pale greenish hues

compound
//Olfactory
intensity: powerful & elegant
fruit profile: green fruits | citrus fruits
__green fruits: green pear | gooseberry | green apple
__citrus fruits: green grapefruit | lime | kiwi
fruit character: overripe

//Flavor
non fruit: floral | herbal | sweet | other
__floral: marguerite daisy | camomile
__herbal: nettle | currant leaf
__sweet: pear candy | lime candy
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other: hints of peppermint
primary layer: fruity-floral

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//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: medium
alcohol: high
tannin: low
__grip: green
balance: fair
__dominant: alcohol
body: lean & supple | medium-

//Taste
fruit profile: green fruits & citrus fruits
fruit character: underripe
non fruit: floral & sweet
finish: medium
aftertaste: seedy-green

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//Scoring
MAINERDO | Langhe Arneis | Muntbertin | 2019
variety: arneis
country: Italy
region: Piedmont | Neive
rating: 91.4

//Conclusion
maturity: in its prime | drink now
verdict: fine | highly recommended
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96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Italy and with a total of 91.4 points scored, this wine is right there, among the best wines we’ve rated so far. Check our complete database on the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines that we have tasted and reviewed or go to the about us page and find out more about our exquisite rating system.

Verdict: this is a very fine arneis wine that is right there, at the peak of its form: lean, round and supple, with refreshingly crisp acidity and a touch of alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel. The wine feel slightly opulent and highly aromatic, with a light body, smooth-textured palate and a seedy-green finale. On the nose the wine feels very expressive, it starts with some very ripe, citrusy-floral notes in the foreground, supported by those nuanced herbal hints in the background. Overall this is a quite appealing and refined wine that maybe lacks just a bit of structure on the palate. Our recommendation would be to drink it today rather than tomorrow and pair it with naturally scented dishes, like for example mahi-mahi fillets or some arugula and pear salad with blue cheese. Cheers!

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