Arneis

Common synonyms: Bianchetta, Bianchetta d'Alba, Bianchetta di Alba, Bianchetto, Bianchetto Albese, Bianchetto di Alba, Bianchetto di Verzuolo, Barolo Bianco, and Nebbiollo Bianco.

Parentage of the grape: Unknown. Planted for centuries in Piedmont.

History of the grape: The first records of Arneis plantings in Piedmont go back to the 1400s in the Roero area. Today, many call Arneis the most interesting white grape in Piedmont, but for a long time, little white wine was actually made from it. Instead, it was traditionally used to soften the tannins of the red Nebbiolo (perhaps the real reason it’s nicknamed “Barolo Bianco”) or, worse, to keep the attention of vineyard pests such as birds away from the more profitable red grapes. It began to gain recognition in the 1980's when young, innovative winemakers began to explore its potentially. 

Unfortunately, the grape is traditionally considered to need to be drunk young, within 2-3 year, but new winemaking techniques Read more »

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  • Hi Demelza.  That wine of course is Chardonnay, so you can find other ... ... Italian grapes like Fiano or Arneis. Those aren't necessarily easy to find in some places but if you're in New York, you're OK. If you're in NYC, try a few places like Astor Wines, Chambers Street, Flatiron or Uva. They'll help you ou Read More

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  • Hello all I am Demelza.I feel great to be a part of this forum.  Read More

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  • ProWein, the annual wine and spirits fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, is the ... plus. Vita Colte Roero Arneis D.O.C.G. 2015 Mango and dried white fruit aromas explode from the nose of this Arneis from the Roero region in Piemonte. Papaya and stone fruits dominate the palate which shows off a purity of fruit. Zippy acid, subtle spices and a hint o... Read More

    From the article We Know Where To Find The World's Best Wines


  • NG, anything that is drinkable at that price is a deal.  But these days ... with SB.  Had some good Arneis from Giacosa (Fratelli) for about $9 recently, and you can score whites from Fiano, Falanghina and a host of native white grapes for not a ton.GregT, thanks for the info on Gypsy.  Sadly, a lot of TJ wines are just Wine Group or Bronco ju... Read More

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  • Hi everybody I'm a small store owner at the edge of the rust belt, my customers rarely spend over $20 for a bottle, and I am looking to improve my selection a bit beyond what is here now. If you have a minute to help a guy out let me know what you think are the best wines that usually sell for $20 or less. Thanks ! Read More

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  • Stop drinking those Fenoccchios so young!  An early drinking Barolo ... ... Italy.  Had a $10 Roero Arneis from Giacosa Fratelli a few nights ago--totally delicious even when I wasn't planning on drinking wine--and tonight I had a I Sodi del Paretaio Chianti that I paid 11.50 for that was spot on, actually more typcial of good Chianti than a C... Read More

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  • Kabinett is reliably off-dry and a great value.  I was looking on the list ... ... I had a Brovia Roero Arneis, albeit at a wine bar, fairly recently that just floored me.  (Gotta drink more Arneis, and more Italian white generally.)  Lots of times it just makes sense to have a cocktail and a glass instead of a bottle, especially if the pour i... Read More

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  • Out for a nice dinner for my wife's birthday last night. They didn't have any bottles of Hungarian wine that were sweet or off dry (like my wife likes) so we went ahead and went by the glass instead. I'm glad I called the Somm over to discuss however, because I wasn't sure what red to go with...(lot of options!) and I was leaning toward the Beaj... Read More

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  • Okay, SIWBM bites the dust.  Bought a half case of Stonestreet's 2012 ... 2012 Fratelli Giacosa Roero Arneis at $10.  Second Arneis I've bought recently--I had a fantastic Arneis from Brovia while chatting with Clay Mauritson a few weeks ago, and wound up buying a bottle.&nbs Read More

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  • October is National Pasta Month. And of all the Italian culinary products, ... ... ... clean, dry, complex Arneis from an excellent Piemontese producer such as Vietti or Damilano as a perfect substitute. Cacio e PepeGrated cheese and ground black pepper: it sounds simple. It is easy to make but difficult to master. We have enjoyed this pasta ... Read More

    From the article Pasta and Wine, Part One


  • Arneis is also taking off in Australia. I have 26 wineries producung the variety in Australia on my Vinodiversity database.

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  • Just open a 1998 Fattoria Enotria Arneis that was found in the very back of my cellar almost was going to turn it in cooking wine. But pop the cork and that "Little Racal" was still great the first hit was of crisp apples, paears and funny almost licorice after taste. The group of at the winery finished that bottle off. Now too bad that was th...

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