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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  • Matteo Correggia Roero Arneis Arneis Piedmont Roero 2008

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    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Malvira Roero Arneis Renesio 2007

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    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Monchiero Carbone Roero Arneis Recit 2011

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    Vibrant mix of lemon drops, figs, and pears. Moderately long tangy finish. Very enjoyable and refreshing wine. Read More

    Wine review by cgplayer9


  • Cascina Ca'Rossa Roero Arneis 2010

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    Good wine with salame. Without stage barrels but it seems it have.fresh and complexColour: straw yellow Aromas: Very good, Intense, banana, ananas, sweets, yellow fruitsexperiment with salame07/04/2012 SBAVMG Read More

    Wine review by Breno Tinoco


  •  I'm rather new to wine. I've only had de-alcoholized red wines from Ariel and I've had some red and white wines with some relatives who really know their wine. I remember enjoying it very much. But recently I've gotten into wine on my own. I recently picked up some Yellow Tail Shiraz from a nearby Total Wine store. Specifically, I picked up a f... Read More

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  • Riccardo Vigna Organic Roero Arneis

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    I can appreciate this wine for being organic and agree with this philosophy. It was pleasant on the nose with hints of golden delicious apples and honey. Disappointing on the palate, tasted like watered down apple juice despite 14% alcohol. Thin and weak. Not for me. Read More

    Wine review by Anna Savino


  • I noticed that OutThere purchased seven bottles of a particular wine at $14 and it occurred to me that it was a $100 purchase, and enough to last about a week.  So I got curious, and mentioned in the thread that it would be interesting to know how much per week people spent.  Well, Emark has better records and more time on his hands than I do, a... Read More

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  • Paitin Roero Arneis Vigna Elisa 2010

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    This Arneis has got nice layers of flavor making it diverse when it comes to food - soft white peach and floral notes dominate while pleasant mineral notes sweep up underneath. I want this medium-bodied white with grilled white fish or a beet and goat cheese salad with arugula. Read More

    Wine review by Mary Margaret McCamic


  • Roero Arneis DOCG "Bric Varomaldo" 2011

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    Wine review by luca chevalier


  • Been drinking  a lot more Spanish whites lately due to the fact that the weather has picked up here in the UK. I know I'm a little biased when it comes to Spanish wine but  I've noticed there has been a lot more choice.Albarino ( Rias Baixas) is perhaps the most well known and widely available being Spains Signature white wine but Verdejo and Vi... Read More

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