Overview of the Wine
Cantina Sociale "Ai Vini delle Langhe", a winemaking co-op, was incorporated in 1904 in the city council room of Serralunga's Town Hall presided by Mr. Giacomo Oddero, a notary public and a youthful Alfredo Prunotto as a witness. Among those present at the ceremony were prominent citizens who made important contributions to the history of Alba and the surrounding communities, as well as many small local producers. The first harvest took place in 1905. Unfortunately the following years were burdened by an uncertain economic trend worsened by the effects of the First World War. On the deadline for renewal of the Cantina Social’s by-laws in 1922, many of its members changed their minds and no longer delivered their grapes to the co-op. The vintage was exceptional but was not abundant. The winery began to have serious financial difficulties and was put into liquidation.
The Antinori family first became involved with the Prunotto winery in 1989 initially handling distribution and then in 1994, when the Colla brothers decided to retire, they took over production upholding the excellent quality standards that Alfredo Prunotto successfully achieved. The winery's production philosophy, always extremely attentive to details and deeply passionate about wine, brought Prunotto and the Antinori family together to face a new challenge: to explore and develop the potential of this new terroir where both local and international varieties can express the area's remarkable territorial identity.
Grape / Blend
Langhe, Piedmont, Italy
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
90 Points - James Suckling
Langhe Arneis is straw yellow in color with light greenish hues. Its nose is intense with floral and fruity notes. The palate is notable for its good structure sustained by pleasant freshness and a lengthy finish. Prunotto Langhe DOC Arneis was created to represent its territory, which has always been dedicated to the production of Arneis, and to interpret the varietal personality through a modern, particularly pleasant and delicate style.
Product size: 750ml