On a sticky hot day, white wines were welcome at Piemonte Land of Perfection tasting in New York (July 18, 2012).
The refreshing Roero Arneis (DOCG, 2011) from Fratelli Rabino (San Vittorio d'Alba) was one of them.
Being greeted by the wonderful smile of Annaluisa Oricco added to the pleasure of tasting the wines. or If it was Francesca Rabino (the winemaker) instead, I hope she forgives me for my mistake.
Airneis is a grape native to Piemonte and word can be loosely translated to 'little rascal'.
At the time of the tasting, the winery was looking for an importer in the USA.