2020 Bricco Ernesto Vino Bianco

Piemonte, Italy

A exceptional skin-contact Arneis from Piemonte that will delight many with its textures and tastes



It’s a wonderful wine. Distinct character and, also, very clean in its delivery.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Bricco Ernesto Vino Bianco is likely to surprise many people who may not associate the Piemonte region with skin-contact white wines.

With the wine resting on the skins in wood for 100 days (yes, you read that number correctly), this is an "orange" wine that pushes the technique almost to its limits. It is a textured and layered wine that feels greater than the sum of its parts, with scintillating aromas and flavours of honey, wax, stone fruits and herbs.

It has a tannin grip that you usually associate with red wines but the bright acidity helps keep things in balance. This is a wine many will find divisive but many, many people will love...

About Bricco Ernesto

Based in the small village of Priocca, home to vineyards and hazelnut trees (this is Nutella country), Bricco Ernesto is making tiny amounts of great wine under young gun winemaker Renato Vezza.

The land has been in the family for 4 generations - back in the day “Ernesto “ refused to sell the hill because he wanted to leave it to his grandson, hence why the wine is called Bricco Ernesto!

The Bianco and Rosso are some of the region's most rare and collectable wines.

The labrynthian cellar of Bricco Ernesto
The labrynthian cellar of Bricco Ernesto
Piemonte, Italy
Additional Info

From the Producer

Grapes: 100% Arneis

Viticulture: Practicing organic

Vinification: Soft pressing, 100 days spontaneous fermentation in Slavonian tonneaux

Ageing: 6 months in amphora + 4 months in bottle

Bottles produced: 800

Alcohol:14% abv

Blend : Arneis (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Samantha Giacosa and Renato Vezza
Samantha Giacosa and Renato Vezza
Piemonte, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Oranges, liquorice root, dried flowers, apricot, a bit of spice and honey too. It’s full-bodied, deep and fleshy, stony and waxy feel, plenty of grip but the tannin feels pliant and luxurious, if that makes and sense, fennel perfume, subtle warmth, but keeps itself fresh, despite its generous size. Finish is nutty, perfumed, all honey and herb, and very long. It’s a wonderful wine. Distinct character and, also, very clean in its delivery." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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