Arneis is an indigenous Piedmont grape that nearly died out in the eighties as Nebbiolo’s rising popularity in Barolo and Barbaresco inspired growers to rip out the vines of Arneis that were traditionally co-planted with Nebbiolo to lure away with their perfume the birds from the Nebbiolo grapes. A couple of winemakers championed the grape and now Arneis acreage is stable and secure. Roero, like nearly every other Denominazione in Piedmont, also grows Nebbiolo, but its sandier soils are particularly suited to Arneis and Roero is its premiere zone. The Careglio family live surrounded by their vineyards and farm them sustainably. The delicate floral, pear and citrus flavors are preserved by cool fermentation and aging in stainless steel. The wine ages on the lees for 4 months to gain a little weight without losing freshness. Excellent with hors d'oeuvres and roast chicken.