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.


Serve with…

…Creamy chocolates like Lindt Lindor go well, working to take the acidic edge off some of the grapefruit; while the white goes best with creamy chicken pasta, shellfish or lightly-grilled white fish. Better enjoyed in Summer.

BFW Rating


Malvira Roero Arneis is smooth, perfect for parties and packed with fruit – it’s just pricey.



Piedmont, Italy.



££ (Medium)

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