MARCHiSIO ARNEIS – ORGANIC AND BIODYNAMIC
Sergio Marchisio is a quiet pioneer: He was the first-ever farmer to plant Arneis in Castellinaldo, the first to make méthode Champenoise sparkling Arneis, and the first in the region to use amphorae for Nebbiolo. Sergio oversees the progressive development of the company but has entrusted his sons Fabio and Ivo to both be involved in the everyday vineyard and cellar work.
The Marchisio family farms vines (always organically) in many of the area’s top sites – including Nebbiolo from the famously sandy slopes Valmaggiore. Sergio’s two sons, Fabio (winemaker) and Ivo (agronomist) round out the team.
Aromas recalling beeswax, hazelnut, and wild herbs form the nose along with a whiff of petrol. On the dry, restrained palate, honeyed notes accompany dried apricot and Meyer lemon before a bitter almond close. Fresh acidity keeps it lifted. This wine has explosive aromas, flowers, and fruit, with a mineral flavor: all the youthful richness of a great natural, authentic Arneis, capable of directly recounting the marine origin in the Roero.
All the youthful richness of a great natural, authentic Arneis, capable of directly recounting the marine origin in the Roero. The wines are bright, vibrant, and always bursting with aromas.
Try it with roasted fish, spicy pasta sauces, cream sauces, and poultry. For an interesting experience, open the bottle and have a glass; re-cork it and put it in the fridge, have another taste; repeat. For me, the wine is transformed from an angular Sauvignon Blanc-like experience to a more rounded Chenin-like one