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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  • Paitin di Pasquero-Elia Arneis Roero Vigna Elisa 2010

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    Really good Italian white. Fresh and crisp, great balance, nice white stone fruit flavor with just a hint of smoke, very enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Cordero di Montezemolo Arneis Langhe 2011

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    Wine review by Nickrueter


  • Donna Anita Lanche Arneis 2011

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    Very nice Italian white - roero arneis. Crisp, not overly fruity or citrusy, but a touch on the lighter side with a dab of white clay on the mid palate and fairly long finish. Great alternative to the chards and sauvignon blancs. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Bricco Della Ciliegie Roero Arneis 2009

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    A very delicate, complex, and elegant white wine. A clean, tight nose with subtle notes of canned peaches and sharp green apple. It also smells green/herbaceous and fresh...with some very subtle sharper herbaceous notes that are reminiscent of pine or fresh spruce. Light to medium bodied. Mild acid on the palate with subdued fruit and sweet savo... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Roero Arneis DOCG Trinità 2011

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    light straw yellow, intense nose, white flowers, slightly smoky, linear and precise Read More

    Wine review by Anna Savino


  • Hello:A bit of a long question, I apologize. I'm trying to train my palate and learn blind tasting by assembling groups of 100% varietal wines that are (supposedly) true representative.Right now I want to assemble a group of wines that will illustrate how to differentiate Argentine Malbec from Carmenere, and pick out similar wines. I don't even ... Read More

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  • Jacuzzi Family Vineyard Arneis Paicines 2009

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    Quite herbal on the nose, with notes of sage and nettle over small white fruits all topped with noticeable alcohol. There are a lot of pollen aromas in the mouth here, and this does show some lovely dusty mineral notes and a nice core of lightly creamy citrus fruit,s but the alcohol intrudes on the finish. Not a big wine, but this does show some... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Bruno Franco Roero Arneis 2006

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    A 2006 Arneis from Piemonte, Italy. Light yellow straw in color. Fruit hints of apple and orange blossims with a hint of almond. It has a mid-finish on the palette and balanced acidity. Best served chilled to 48 degrees, and served with fresh goat cheese and fruit platter. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Rocche Costamagna Arneis Langhe DOC 2010

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    This is a 2010 Arneis from Piemonte, Italy and has an aromatic mix of mango and pear, with a hint of butterscotch. It has a mid-finish on the platte and balanced acidity. Best served at 46 degrees and pairs nicely with a poached white fish. Buy and enjoy now. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


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