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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  • As a UK journalist, and Master of Wine, I discuss, criticise and recommend not ... Greco di Tufo and a Roero Arneis. Have I invented a new way to judge the UK supermarkets?  The PG rati Read More

    From the article A Salute to Wine in the United Kingdom

  • I went on a Falanghina kick when I came back from Europe in 2012; it lasted for ... ... I also like Fiano and Arneis, two other Italian whites, and I have been drinking this Puglian Fiano from Liveli, which seems like a pretty big maker of wines from a number of areas in the boot. If Berlusconi bought a winery, it would be like Trump.  Instead... Read More

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  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people are drinking. I've been on a hunt to find wines made from lesser known grapes or from unusual areas. Here's one of each.This is a rose made from Cinsault, not too unusual right? Well this is from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Either they don't make very good wine in Lebanon or this bo... Read More

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  • Vietti Roero Arneis 2013


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    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • Giovanni Almondo Almondo Arneis Bricco Delle Ciliegie 2013


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    Wine review by anchca

  • Monchiero Carbone Roero Arneis "Recit" 2012


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    Wine review by LuigiLucia

  • The expected price ranges quoted are for the lot-quantity of bottles mentioned, ... 2013 Roero ArneisIt’s summer, so it makes sense to include the best example we know of Piedmont’s indigenous white wine. One of the very few Arneis made with native yeasts, this wine is a benchmark for the grape – you can't really say for sure what you think abo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • I'm sorry but I draw the line on California. Chardonnay at $50. Besides, ... Cortese & Arneis coming in at a crisp 12.2. Drinks like a Grüner and a no brainer at this price. Or this Grenache-Syrah blend from Jolie-Laide, a new local (Forestville) label to watch. Love the artwork and love how it  sports a low 13.2 abv. I think it was $36 which f... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Hey OT did you sell the tools that wound up on that label? Very cool.That ... ... for dinner. Started with an Arneis because we all wanted a little white wine after sampling reds for a few hours. Then we moved on to a dolcetto but the first bottle was corked. The second was going through reduction but wasn't faulty and cleaned up okay. Still a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • California, the land of sunshine, free spirits, and big wines. Right? Yes, of ... light, 2013 Idlewild Arneis Fox Hill Vineyard Mendocino 13.6% $28 Pollen and a hint of dried grass accent the aromas of apricot on the nose. Opening with bright acidity, this displays beautiful fruit on the palate. Theres a little honeycomb, just a little roundne... Read More

    From the article The "New" California

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