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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  • In last week's email, I began to tell a story of sorts. I had originally ... ... ... with everything from Arneis to superb Barolo but beyond that Rocche Del Costamagna offers visitors access to a virtual museum of food and wine information in their library.  The history of the region is laid out in print, antique bottles, and ephemera that ma... Read More

    From the article Wine Touring in Piemonte: Winery Visits Part 1


  • Ceretto Arneis Lange Blange 2008

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    Wow! 50.00 in the states, Can't give it away here (Piemonte) Read More

    Wine review by Robert Alexander


  • Ceretto Arneis Langhe Blangé NV

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    we enjoyed this wine with a cod and lobster dish and also a veal chop. It is a full bodied fruity white, with a long finish and smooth taste. A great value. Read More

    Wine review by josaltman


  • Dezzani Roero Arneis 2006

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    Banana, Pear and God knows what else... I just don't get this wine... it was on its own but I really felt it needed some nice Italian dishes alongside... some residual sugar. Read More

    Wine review by MarioRobles


  • Last week was a bountiful week for this Barolo lover. Not only did I enjoy a ... 2008 Blange, Ceretto’s Arneis, which was Light and fresh with an attractive purity and the 2007 Dolcetto d’Alba Rossana which was a touch lean for the variety but used that in it’s favor yielding a lighter, almost elegant style of very approachable Dolcetto. I enj... Read More

    From the article Taking another Look at Ceretto


  • Ceretto Arneis Lange Blange 2008

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    Nice and fresh on the nose with white fruits light layers of flowers, mineral and almond skins adding lift. Nice richness to the medium light bodied wine in the mouth with bright lemon/lime fruit. Simple but refreshing and pure. 87pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Ceretto "Blange" Langhe Arneis 2011

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    I have been looking for Italian white wines that don't taste like water. The Ceretto Langhe Arneis Blang met that criteria. The slight sweetness was great with the grill figs with goat cheese wrapped in prociutto. Read More

    Wine review by TaylorDo


  • Barbaresco and Barolo, But Dont Forget Dolcetto, Barbera and the WhitesI could ... ... Alba, Antica Torre, Arneis, Barbaresco, Barbera, Barolo, Bingham Vineyards, Castiglioni Falletto, chardonnay, Dolcetto, Hotel Langhe, Italy, Langhe, Mandola, Nebbiolo, Paolo Scavino, Piedmont, Piemonte, Producttori del Barbaresco, restaurant, Sauvignon Bla... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Barbaresco and Barolo, But...


  • Seghesio Family Vineyards Arneis Russian River Valley 2008

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    Very refreshing without being sweet. Read More

    Wine review by oceank8


  • Salvano Roero Arneis 2007

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    clean,fruity taste,finish dry Read More

    Wine review by willspoon1


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