Marrone

Langhe Arneis Tre Fie – 2022

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

91 Points

This has aromas of bread crust, lemons, sliced pears and chamomile. Waxy and supple in texture, with a medium body and a tasty finish. Drink now.

jamessuckling.com, July, 2023
16.5 Points

Tasted alongside an oaked Vermentino from Provence, it was immediately apparent how much more ‘dimensional’ this wine was. Nutty, floral, greengage and hemp hearts and honey. Rounded herby acidity. So much to engage with! 2023 – 2026

JancisRobinson.com, July, 2023
91 Points

The 2022 Arneis “Tre Fie” bottling from the Marrone sisters is excellent on both the nose and palate. The bouquet hops from the glass in a complex constellation of fresh lime, green apple, salty minerality, green olive, wild fennel and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, complex and zesty, with a fine core of fruit, lovely soil signature, good acids and a long, focused and impeccably balanced finish. As I mentioned last year, this wine is made from old vines, as the arneis here was planted in 1975! 2023 – 2035+

View From The Cellar, November, 2023