Grape variety: 100% Arneis

Vinification: grapes picked by hand are stored in basket to avoid warming processes. At first a small quantity of them is picked and destemmed, it is the fermentation foot, obtained by natural fermentation of indigenous yeast. When the fermentation starts to be strong, 1/2 of the available grapes is picked, destemmed and added to the fermenting must. Then, when the mass gets to 50% of sugar left, it is cleared of the skin and remaining grapes are softly pressed.  Juice is chilled to be cleaned of natural sediment; after we add it to the fermenting mass. This is done in several times, leaving this way the must reaching 17° C of temperature as highest. Usually the fermentation time takes average 40 days. After that the wine is kept on noble lees for about 8-9 months before preparing for bottling, after a light filtration.

Colour: Shimmering intense golden with light greenish nuances.

Nose: Persistent, with intense floral and fruity notes, deeply turning on pear and a touch of hazelnut. Taste: Intense fruit approach, followed by butter, honey and freshness, nice salty sensation. It shows quite a body for being a white no wood, persistence and balance. In some vintages it presents the light tannic note typical of the variety.

Notes: this wine is far away from the known citric- pinot grigio style of the common Arneis wines. The winemaker likes to bring to the taster all the peculiarities of the grape, which is complex and reach, known as “the white Nebbiolo”. 

The wine is organic, certified by Ecogruppo Italia and as Punset doesn’t use animal products in the entire process, the wine is 100% vegan friendly


Punset is a family-owned estate since 4 generation. Marina Marcarino, owner and winemaker, is the first of the family starting since very young to run the winery as a job. Before of her Punset was a lovely hobby started with her grand-grand-father (the family business was constructions) and wine was made for family use. Marina, at the age of 20, while still student, switched the vineyard to organic growing. It was year 1982 and this was the only estate working organic in the whole region (even one of the very few in Italy). With the first Italian organic regulation, in 1987, the winery officially git the certification, showing the first organic label in year 1991. Since year 1990 Punset uses biodynamic practices as well and in year 2007 Marina was fascinated by the Masanobu Fukuoka agricultural method and started to follow it for growing the vineyards. Marina Marcarino strongly believes in the typicity and uniqueness of the terroir, in the expression of the variety and, for that reason, since the beginning of the nineties she decided to work totally natural in the winemaking too, skipping selected yeast in favor of indigenous, avoiding strong clarifications, stabilizations and filtrations. A very low addition of sulfites before bottling support the wine for the long aging.
Punset wines get long refining, and they are released on the market when balanced and expressive, able to last for many years.  Settled in Neive, in the Langhe Region, the core product of Punset is the Barbaresco wine which represents the main expression of the philosophy described. The estate, 17 hectares, only grown autochthonous varieties: Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera, Arneis and Nascetta, in harmony with Marina’s thought.
What we like to underline is that the winery philosophy is against to slip in the “strange corner” of organic and natural. Our thinking is that organic should be the plus and all the wines should stand on the market with high quality and appreciation, together with the wine world. In the year, best wine critics and guides give to Punset wines outstanding scores and reviews, confirming that it is possible to work organic and natural with high quality standards.
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