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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  • Salvano Roero Arneis 2007

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    clean,fruity taste,finish dry Read More

    Wine review by willspoon1


  • Vietti Roero Arneis I6 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by DamnSkippy


  • Seghesio Family Vineyards Arneis Russian River Valley 2008

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    Nice wine ... floral and white peach aroma with a light taste with citrus and white fruit. Read More

    Wine review by HondaJohn


  • Arneis Cornarea Canale Piemonte 2007

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    surprisingly, this needs a decant and must be served warm. try it any other way and you may be in trouble. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Mazzetti Arneis Degrees W.E. Grappa 1986

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    Wine review by muscatgirl


  • Ok, so I've already fallen well behind in posting my notes but let me tell you ... a region well know for their Arneis wines. Nice whites for a meal. they have always grown some Nebbiolo in the zone but have pushed to make more important wines of late. If this crop was in any way representative they have alot of work to do. Lots of very extrac... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italy update 3


  • So i typed up a more detailed update and posted it but I don't see it here!In ... cerretto. The 2008 Balnghe Arneis was precise yet rich, a very slid showing. We followed that with a 204 Barbaresco Bernadot which had too much sweet spicy oak on the nose for me, a 2003 Le Strette Barolo from the Novello estate of Cerretto's winemaker which show... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italy update 1


  • I'll be traveling to Piemonte for a week at the end of August. Looking for winery and dining suggestions. Thanks. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Traveling to Piemonte


  • Pescaja Langhe Arneis 2007

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    Wine review by JDR


  • Hello! I buy wine for a restaurant in Seattle and I really need some help with an upcoming menu! I have never had some of the ingredients, so I have no idea what wines will go well with them. Here is the menu:StarterRoasted Marrow Bones on the Half Shell with Sweet & Sour Marmalade, Toast, and Parsley SaladVegetarian: Grilled Romaine Salad and B... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What do I pair with this menu?


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