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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  • Palmina Arneis Santa Ynez Valley 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by mark

  • Cascina Chicco Roero Arneis Anterisio 2010


    Pale straw color. Very fruity nose--apples and melons. Light and refreshing on the palate. Can still get the apple thing, although there is also some tart lemony acidity also happening. Good summer wine. $21.99 at the Wine Club in Santa Ana. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Viansa Winery Santerra White Table Wine 2009


    pear, vanilla, rose petals...on the nose...full bodied with a slightly sweet, crisp finish... Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer

  • Paitin di Pasquero-Elia Arneis Roero Vigna Elisa 2010


    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 Langhe Arneis Monfalletto 2011


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    Wine review by Nickrueter

  • Donna Anita Lanche Arneis 2011


    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


    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

  • Malvirà Arneis Renesio 2011


    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


    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

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