“Canorei is the old name of the vineyard where Tenuta Carretta’s arneis grapes come from.”
Winery: Tenuta Carretta
Wine: Roero Arneis Canorei
Grape variety: Arneis
Region/region: Langhe (Piedmont)
Type: Wood aged white wine
Soil: Chalky and sandy
Serving temperature: 12-14° C
Lay-up potential: No data available
The grapes are first picked by hand and then vinified in small oak barrels. The maturation lasts 9 months, followed by another 3 months in the bottle.
The “Canorei” has a golden yellow color.
In the nose there are notes of pear, peach & vanilla.
Complexity, good structure, smoothness, balance and persistence with hints of melon.
The full flavors of the Roero Arneis Canorei come out best in combination with creamy sauces and cheeses, smoked salmon or dishes with chicken. This wood-aged Roero Arneis also offers the possibility of fine combinations with risottos and white meats.
“We admit it honestly: when we are asked about the better white wines for storage, we do not immediately think of the grape Arneis from the Roero, Piemonte. The red wines there from grape nebbiolo, for sure. They are world famous for the barolos and barbarescos. Even several barberas can last a long time in the cellar.
But white… We once learned about the wines of the grape arneis that they mainly existed because those white grapes were also there and the natives of Piemonte, in addition to all that local red, also sometimes kept a glass of white as a diversion.
But storage wine… Sure enough. At least, here at Carretta. From the arneis from Canorei, their oldest vineyard. The beautifully ripe grapes are then aged in oak.
The result: that fresh, spicy arneis with that characteristic hint of mint takes on a creamy softness and a charming hint of vanilla through the wood and over the years. Very charming. Vief and by the pinkies. Wine to keep, far from old.”