With 13% alcohol, this 2015 Luca Bosio Arneis from the Langhe in Italy’s northern Piedmont region scored 18 gold medal points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20. At five years old, it is flowery dried fruit  with great mouth-refreshing acidity. The wine comes from the foothills of the Alps.


Served with a veal dish, the wine quickly became the focal point of the meal. Arneis, I think, is the best white wine from Italy and never fails to impress.

The Luca Bosio cost about $15, and that’s remarkable for a wine with apricot and peach notes,  and a lingering pineapple aroma that runs into the aftertaste. It finishes clean and refreshing. It’s a great food white.  Seek it out, and let it rest for just a few years.

It’s worth the short wait.  In Vino Veritas.