Marrone

Langhe Arneis Tre Fie – 2021

Region: italy - piedmont

Marrone

The origins of Agricola Marrone date back over a century and through four generations. The family is focused on cultivating local grape varietals with a passionate dedication to the land.

When Pietro Marrone was born in 1887, his father Edoardo was already producing wines.  In 1910, at 23 years old, he asked his father to plant some vineyards. In the early 1920s/30s the winery began cultivating vineyards using techniques that were revolutionary at the time: reducing production yields to prioritize higher quality and avoiding sowing wheat between vine rows, a standard practice at the time. This decision was an early adoption of what eventually became known as modern cultivation practices widely used in the region today.

In 1978 ‘Gianpi’ took over full management of Marrone and began a phase of expansion in the vineyards and the cellar space. His wife Giovanna, affectionately known as “Mamma Gio,” orchestrates private hospitality and is the kitchen director. For Giovanna, food is “tradition and Italian values that go hand with our wines.”

Since 2011 the winery has been run by “Tre Fie,” the three daughters of Gian Piero and Giovanna Marrone. Valentina is the winemaker, Serena runs marketing and business operations, and Denise is the hospitality heart and manager of the visitor programs and restaurant. The farm is run with minimal intervention in the vineyard, a philosophy that carries through from harvest to winemaking. The Marrone family pays careful attention to produce wines that are elegantly structured with the potential to evolve for decades.

produce wines that are elegantly structured with the potential to evolve for decades.

Reviews

16.5 Points

Pineapple bonbons, fennel pollen on the nose. I started to write, ‘Sparkling with life and energy…’ and then stopped, because I thought that might be misleading. It’s not a sparkling wine. And yet, yet, the wine simply sparkles with a thousand scintillas of bright, sweet acidity; bright, sweet fruit. It’s joyous! There is an understory sweet-liquorice lick of fennel pollen and baby fennel fronds on the palate, the pop of baby-green coriander seeds, the grainy sweetness of pears, fresh pineapple, and the bzzzzzzz of yuzu and key lime. Dusted with cinnamon and nutmeg spices. Such fun! 2022 – 2025

JancisRobinson.com, August, 2022
90 Points

Aromas of white flowers, apricot stones, white pears and lemons. Medium-bodied, bright and crisp with fun white pepper undertones to the fruit. Drink now.

jamessuckling.com, August, 2022
93 Points

The 2021 Arneis “Tre Fie” bottling from the Marrone sisters is made from old vines, as these vines were planted circa 1975. The wine is beautifully precise and mineral in profile, offering up a complex bouquet of fresh lime, tart pear, green olive, salty minerality, raw almond and a touch of white flowers in the upper register. On the palate the wine is vibrant, full-bodied, focused and mineral-driven, with a superb core of fruit (from old vines), bright acids and exceptional focus and grip on the long, complex and seamlessly balanced finish. This is one of the best bottles of Arneis I have tasted since Bruno Giacosa retired! 2022-2035

View From The Cellar, November, 2022