Az. Agricola Cornarea – Roero Arneis Enritard DOCG

Producer: Az. Agr. Cornarea
Wine: Roero Arneis Enritard DOCG
Grape Variety: 100% Arneis
Production Zone: Hill of Cornarea (Piedmont)
Altitude: 984 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 30 acres / 8 – 8.50 tons per acre
Exposure: east, south-east, north-east, west
Soil: sand and ferrous clay, rich in magnesium
Vinification & Aging: This is how Enritard gets its name, indicating a “late” bottling: the wine improves in the steel tanks for two years before being bottled. The permanence of the yeast of Enritard is six months, for the rest of the source vineyards the methods of wine-making don’t change from those of the “classic” Roero Arneis Cornarea.
Production: 3,000 bottles
Alcohol: 13 %
Description: The Roero Arneis Enritard, produced during the best years, in approximately 3,000 bottles, exudes an important fruit, in particular yellow peach and pear, but the pronounced mineral smell and taste derives from the terrior rich in Magnesium (in this case the mineral is more like the smell of stone heated in the sun than hydrocarbon, a typical mineral smell in Riesling).
The 24-month aging in steels keeps the complexity of the wine near a greater freshness and drinkability compared to aging in barriques.
Food Pairing:  Enritard can be matched with, naturally, fish, and some second courses, such as grilled meat, as well as medium-aged cheeses.