Notes from Liner & Elsen:
“Only the vineyard, the vintage, and the grape should speak” - GianLuca Colombo
GianLuca Colombo is one of Piedmont’s most exciting young winemakers, famous for his unapologetically delicate Barolo. His methods are deceptively simple yet exacting, as he treats fruit from each vineyard differently according to site-specific needs, and he never fines or filters. For this second label, a side project with grower Federico Scarzello in Roero, GianLuca puts biodynamically farmed grapes from the sandy soils of Roero into amphora - a different kind of sand, if you think about it - to polish the edges without sacrificing the clarity of the wine with any kind of oak influence. Aromas of apple and pear blossoms, applesauce, sweetfern, tarragon, granite, and a touch of pipe smoke. Clear and crisp on the palate, the Arneis shines with lemon - almost limoncello - apple, grapefruit, bay leaf and fresh sage. A pleasant note of savory herbs lingers on the finish. That clarity and finesse that marks all of GianLuca Colombo’s wines is evident in this refreshing, spring scented wine. "