Malvira Roero Arneis 2012
Medium bodied, creamy and youthful; this Arneis wine is an Italian treat with lots of acidic grapefruit.
Near crystal-clear lime green in body shows off this wine’s refreshing style, while the nose brings smells of nicely ripe pear and grassy notes. Smell wise it’s not too dissimilar to a Viogner, albeit a little less earthy and lacking in that stone fruit, like apricot.
But the Malvira 2012 comes into its own on the palate. Velvety, nicely dry and a short, rounded finish means it stands out as easy-drinking. It has a cheeky complexity with a bit of a tang, but it’s mostly overpowered by that fruity burst of grapefruit.
Plenty of acidity to make it mouthwatering, the Malvira Roero Arneis 2012 ticks all the boxes for a summer wine but its price tag (it retails at £10.99 from Waitrose).
At a good standard, it makes an interesting alternative for Sauvignon Blanc drinkers.
Malvira Roero Arneis is smooth, perfect for parties and packed with fruit – it’s just pricey.