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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  • Idlewild Arneis Fox Hill Vineyard Mendocino 2013

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    Wine review by mark


  • Traditionally Sake or Beer, however I even wonder about Blanc de Blanc ... or ... ... or South Africa, Italian Arneis, Prosecco, Spanish Albarino,Godello or Viura, Hunter Valley Semillon, Clare Valley Riesling, Margaret River Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blends, Chateau Tahbilk Marsanne, NZ Gewurztraminer, Riesling or Pinot Gris/Grigio, Mornington... Read More

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  •   So here's the next challenge I'm throwing down to those who think they can match wine to anything. ;-)Less tropical than either the first challenge or the second one--match wines to this locale and cuisine ,,, First some scenery, both countryside and urban. Will show different seasons because time-of-year has a great effect on menus in this co... Read More

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  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More

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  • JD: Had to revisit this thread because yesterday at the end of work hours I ... wanted to then do a round of Arneis, but couldn't locate any on short notice.  (TraderJoe's only Italian white seems to be Pinot Grigio, and WineMine was really low on Italian whites--no Arneis at all.) so we moved right along to Barbera.  I bought one from TJ's ju... Read More

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  • Had some neighbors over Friday for an Italian themed potluck. Good thing I have neighbors who can cook and who appreciate my wine...makes for a nice group effort.Not much time to go over everything in detail, but I continue to enjoy 2011 Barbera d'Alba, and also the 2011 Tommasi Soave that I picked up last minute was a real surprise. I'll be buy... Read More

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  • Vietti Arneis Roero 2012

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    Lightest wine I have had in a while. Did not have the slight effervescence on ... ... on the tongue like other Arneis wines I have had, although I am not certain that the bottle had not been opened the night before. The palate had notes of grapefruit and a medium toasty finish. Wish it were more comple Read More

    Wine review by pboss


  • Donna Anita Arneis Italy Piedmont Roero Arneis 2012

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    Fantastic value. I have come to like the Arneis and it went really well with Thai food tonight. Has a nose of grapefruit, lemon, and ripe melons. Palate of grapefruit, ripe mangoes, honeydew melons, and lemon. Has a mild effervescence and crisp acidity that adds to the refreshing nature of this wine. Fantastic everyday drinker. Read More

    Wine review by pboss


  • OK, Bocron, check this out.  Here we are going to have a discussion ... ... relatively recently I had an Arneis that I described has having a lemony tartness.  I also had a Vernaccia that I described as having some tartness and, also, minerality.  A Gavi that I described as having a citrus tartness (that's pretty close).  Overall, if I were to... Read More

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  • Just a quick hello. I am totally un-educated in the wine realm. As a matter of fact I never drank a glass until over age 40 and even then barely could finish it and would usually switch to a nice dark beer LOL.  Anyway about 2 years ago my good friend's husband decided he was going to show me what I was missing and every time we went out to dinn... Read More

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