Italy, winning wine in amphora: Roero Arneis now also in Finland (and in Canada, Barbera and Nebbiolo)

Amphora wine and Italy: a winning combination, today. This is demonstrated by Marchisio Family, which has just won a “tender” in Finland. Notoriously, exports to Scandinavia are regulated by strict selections. The winner – in front of over 160 competitors – was the Roero Arneis vinified and aged in ceramic containers. And that’s not all: «We have also just reached an agreement with the State Monopoly of Canada», Fabio Marchisio announced: «This is another fundamental market for us, which opens up long-term prospects». For the record, reaching Ottawa will be Barbera d’Alba and Nebbiolo “Mungalat”, two biodynamic wines from the Marchisio Family. More than encouraging signs, Fabio emphasizes: «Despite the international crisis caused by Covid, our exports are doing very well. We are close to 50%. That is to say, above the national average at this time».

The solidity of exports represents a significant item, for a company of one hundred thousand bottles per year. But the Arneis in amphora is almost a trophy: a feather in the cap. «It was a successful experiment», explains Sergio Marchisio. He is a vigneron who has made it his life’s mission to take “impossible bets” in the Roero. «Thanks to the qualities of the amphora, I wanted to understand if Arneis – besides its freshness – could express other values, such as longevity». Mission accomplished, as usual. Very rich and “round”, this Roero Arneis aged in ceramic improves year after year. And without fear of aging. A truly super wine: not by chance, chosen by Finland from among many other Italian white wines made in amphora. A great product, to be proud of. «And the great thing – says Sergio – is that, in a few years, this Arneis will be even more surprising».

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