Giovanni Almondo

Vigne Sparse Roero Arneis 2022

  • Organic
Vigne sparse translates roughly to “scattered vineyard,” a testament to the three types of soils found in the vineyard of the Almondo family, which has farmed in the Località Vittori di Montà, the heart of Roero, for nearly 600 years—sand, limestone, and clay. This organic white is crisp and elegant, with vibrant notes of white pepper, green pear, citrus, and almond. Fermented in stainless steel, the flavors are focused and balanced, refreshing and fun. Try this with shellfish, pasta with pea shoots, or on its own as an easy aperitif.

Giovanni Almondo

The Almondo family has lived in the Località Vittori di Montà, the heart of where Arneis grows best, and the epicenter of country life in this part of the Langhe for nearly 600 years. They raised wine grapes for centuries—along with cherries, asparagus, cereal grains, and a few cows—but produced vino sfuso, “loose wine” that was basically sold in bulk to anyone who turned up with an empty jug. That changed in 1980, when Giovanni Almondo’s son Domenico took over the vineyards. Marrying multi-generational knowledge with modern techniques, the Almondos have pulled something truly special from these windswept slopes of calcium-rich clay and sandy soils—which earned organic certification in 2022. Exceptional white wines in a region almost exclusively devoted to red, and elegant, nuanced reds that reflect the true story of the Langhe. 


Piemonte, Italy

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