Arneis Langhe DOC

The Bongiovanni farmstead dates back to the early 1950s, when it was purchased by Giovanni Bongiovanni. Giovanni planted a Nebbiolo vineyard where there had been nothing but untamed woodland. He struck gold, yet never bottled his own wine. When he died, the estate was left to his daughter Olga who grew to cover prime hillside vineyards of the Langhe for her own wines. Here, the family only planted native grape varieties and one noble international grape, Cabernet Sauvignon. A good number of innovations have come about thanks to Olga’s nephew, winemaker Davide Mozzone. The Bongiovanni philosophy aims to minimize outside intervention and maximize character and terroir, steering clear of stereotypical wines. While not certified organic, the winery proudly participates in Piedmont’s Green Experience, which is a network of sustainable and organic growers.
This native Piedmont white grape was once used to “lighten” Nebbiolo but has seen an increase in popularity as of late and is a staple at many a happy hour, thanks to its strong and inviting perfumes. Bongiovanni Arneis ages only in stainless steel to maintain this lightness.


Wine exported to

USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Singapore

Most recent awards

  • 2017 | James Suckling90
  • 2015 | Wine Spectator88
Grape Varieties:

100% Arneis

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

4 weeks

Type of yeast:

Selected

Fermentation temperature:

12-14 °C (53.6-57.2 °F)

Malolactic fermentation:

No

Fining agent:

Bentonite

Aging containers:

Stainless steel

Container size:

10-20 Hl

Bottling period:

March

Aging before bottling:

4-5 months

Aging in bottle:

2 months

Closure:

Cork

Organic:

No

Vineyard location:

Govone, Piedmont; Diamo, Piedmont

Vineyard size:

2 hectares (5 acres)

Soil composition:

Clay

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

300 meters (984 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

4,500 vines per hectare

Yield:

90 quintals reduced depending on the thinning

Exposure:

Northeastern and eastern

Years planted:

2005, 2008

Age of vines:

8-10 years old

Time of harvest:

Mid-September

First vintage of this wine:

2004

Total yearly production (in bottles):

8,000-10,000

Tasting notes:

Light straw yellow in color; delicate fruit aromas of pear and white peach evolve into complex floral notes with hints of aniseed, confirmed on the palate.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 10-12 °C (50-53.6 °F).

Food pairings:

Excellent as an aperitif or served with light dishes.

Aging potential:

2-3 years

Alcohol:

Alcohol 13.5% by vol.

Winemaker:

Davide Mozzone