December 2019 Wine Club White

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In 1900 a Frenchman named Pierre Tintero set out for Piedmont in search of work. He found an opportunity to do odd jobs at a small estate where Widow Rosina Cortese was struggling to handle all the work herself. Pierre married Rosina, built a successful vineyard operation, now in its third generation of production. Located in the commune of Mango in the heart of Moscato country, Tintero devotes 20 of 30 hectares to planting Moscato. Among the remaining land, 3.33 hectares are planted to Arneis—averaging 10 years old—grown on clay soil and limestone with rocks. Vines are sustainably farmed and all vinification is done in stainless steel.

This wine spends about two months on the lees, adding some texture on the palate. Drink this wine young, while fresh. Full-bodied with a crisp and vibrant nose, the wine has a delicate bouquet of peaches and yellow flowers. Soft, juicy, ripe pears and limestone minerals draw you in from the first sniff. This wine has great aromatics, a seductive mid-palate, and a lengthy lively finish that lingers on, and on.

A great wine to share with friends, Arneis can be enjoyed as an aperitif and matches well with pasta, shellfish, mature and hard cheeses, lean fish, white meats and cured meats.

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