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. 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. Finally in the 70s and 80s, great producers such as Ceretto began to make white wines worthy of this fine variety in significant quantity.

Characteristics of the grape: grapefruit, sour apple, white flower; medium acidity. Can be quite substantial in body.

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  • 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

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  • Bruno Giacosa Arneis Roero 2006

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    Wine review by phattyjrb


  • Palmina Arneis Santa Ynez Valley Honea Vineyard 2006

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    Wine review by wreckingball


  • Crittenden Pinocchio Arneis 2008

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    Wine review by phil doyle


  • Fattoria Enotria Arneis 1998

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    Just open this bottle now I wish I had a case for a 10 year white wine I would rate it a 92 it lost the pear both the apple and fruit were still there. For a $10.00 bottle buy a case no 2 cases. Read More

    Wine review by 152220dssmith15032 152220 dssmith15032


  • Carretta Roero Arneis Cayega 2007

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    My first Arneis. A little too much heat for me, but behind the heat is some nice "cloudiness" with apricot hints and even some mint. I would not buy again at this price point. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • I have a case of each of the following wines, just got them today, any feedback ... tasted Vermentino and the Arneis I tasted was Australian;* Dezzani Roero Arneis 2006 "monfrigio"* Chalmers Vermentino 20 Read More

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  • Viansa Arneis Sonoma County 2006

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    Wine review by jalong


  • I just received an email from Ponzi:"The Ponzi Arneis was recently selected by Alice Waters of Chez Panisse to appear at an Inauguration event dinner in Washington DC. To celebrate the swearing in of our 44th president, Alice Waters and other celebrated, top American chefs will serve up an elegant evening to raise money for several DC area char... Read More

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  • Fratelli Monchiero is a little known producer based in Castiglione Falletto. ... ... Carbone.2007 Langhe Arneis from 8-year-old vines located just beyond the DOC boundary for Roero, 2002 was the first vintageNice minerality on the nose with an apple blossom top not to the citrussy/grapefruit fruit. This is a bit languid in the mouth, lacking... Read More

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