Malabaila, Roero Arneis "Le Tre" Canale d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy 2021
The Malabayla or Malabaila family belongs to the “casane of Asti,” the group of families who obtained their social rise not by patrician descent, but by following the loan of currency and trade. Merchants of fabrics and wools, like all the cheese makers of Asti, developed the feneratizia activity and spread it throughout Europe reaching the peak of their development between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
This bottle of Roero Arneis has a well pronounced flavor of honeyed apricot, Bartlett pear, lemon zest, and magnolia. Crisp palate, with a mineral undertone. This wine is light, delicate, complex and alluring. The Arneis grape was almost extinct in the 1970s, but due to the demand for white wine from the makers of Barolo and Barbaresco, it has survived.