Cordero di Montezemolo, Langhe Arnesi DOC (Piedmont, Italy) 2020

($21):  Though Arneis from the DOC Langhe may be less prestigious than Arneis from the DOCG Roero, the wines can be very good, and well-priced, especially from a top producer, such as Cordero di Montezemolo.  Take this one, for example.  Refreshing and cutting, this chiseled Arneis has good depth and an appealing saline-like minerality.  A hint of bitterness in the finish adds to its appeal.  It is an ideal match for steamed clams or other hearty seafood this summer.
90 Michael Apstein Aug 9, 2022