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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  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Vermentino & Arneis


  • 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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  • Fratelli Monchiero Langhe Arneis 2004

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    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 verve though there is decent apple-y fruit with nice almond and mineral edges it is simple and ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Just curious what you, who have tasted this thinks - I am a huge fan of Zinfandels and I think this is wonderful (the deep black cherry and fruit flavors are truly amazing)- any thoughts??? I had purchased this a while back based on some research and loved it, so I was not suprised to see it in the top 100 - I was however shocked that it made ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2007 Seghesio Zinfandel #10 WS


  • Hello everyone, I've been using this website for quite some time but finally signed up. I'm making a wine list for my family's italian restaurant and pizzeria. So since its a pizzeria I'd like to have good affordable wines. 5 Whites 5 Reds But I'm really trying to stay true with Italian wines. I'm interested in the new modern wines that are eme... Read More

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  • Ponzi Vineyards Arneis Willamette Valley 2006

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    Wine review by testtesttesttest


  • Ponzi Vineyards Arneis Willamette Valley 2006

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    Wine review by meqanrose


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