Giovanni Almondo is family-owned estate based in Montà, in the Roero hills north of Alba. Although the Almondo family has lived here for over 600 years, Domenico Almondo was the first, in the early 1980s, to make wine from their 18 hectares of meticulously tended vines. He is now assisted by his sons Stefano and Domenico. The commune of Montà is geologically divided. Giovanni Almondo’s Arneis achieves great aromatic expression in the higher-acidity, sandy soils of the northern vineyards, while his Nebbiolo thrives in the south on slightly lower-lying calcareous soils of marine origin.
This wine is pale bright yellow in colour. On the nose it has ripe, vibrant aromas of lemon and lime zest, apple, crushed stone, licorice, mint and wild herbs. On the palate has a strong minerality and long and chewy finish with notes of wild herbs.
On the nose the wine shows aromas of strawberry, sweet red cherry, and mint. On the palate is juicy yet elegant, with flavours of raspberry, rose petal and thyme and a very long finish.