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Arneis

Arneis is an Italian white wine grape variety, which is mostly associated with the Piedmont region in northwest Italy. The grape is known for its slightly aromatic, medium-bodied and fruity characteristics.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Arneis is a green-yellow coloured grape variety with a light, sweet aroma, and a dry, delicate taste. Its aromatic notes are often described as floral and almond-like, with some variations in aroma depending on the age of the wine.

Fresh Arneis grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

The Arneis grape is most notably grown in the Piedmont region, although it can also be found in other regions of Italy. It is also grown in small amounts in California, Australia and New Zealand. The Arneis grape is a difficult variety to grow, as it is sensitive to botrytis. Winemakers must harvest the grape early to preserve its delicate aromas and flavours, as well as its acidity. The Arneis grape produces wines that range from light and crisp to full-bodied and rich. In Piedmont, the wine is typically made in a dry, unoaked style, while in California the style is often richer and fuller-bodied, with some oak influence. Arneis wines pair well with a variety of dishes, from lighter seafood dishes to richer white meats. It is especially suited for dishes with cream or butter sauces, as the acidity in the wine will help to balance the richness of the sauce.

Foods to pair with Arneis:

Fish
Light meat
Pasta
Salad
Fun Fact about Arneis
The name 'Arneis' is derived from the Piedmontese dialect word 'arnèis', which means 'little rascal' - a reference to the grape's notoriously difficult growing habits.

Top Wines with Arneis

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Ceretto Arneis Langhe Blange

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This crisp, light-bodied white is a classic example of the Arneis varietal from the renowned Langhe region of Italy. Produced by the Ceretto family, this wine is a fine balance of floral aromas, fresh fruit flavors and a crisp mineral finish. Enjoy this delightful white with light seafood and poultry dishes, or as an aperitif.
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Vietti Arneis Roero

Vietti

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Vietti Arneis Roero is a white wine produced by the renowned Italian winery Vietti. The grapes are sourced from the Roero appellation, known for its sandy soils and favorable microclimate. The wine is made from 100% Arneis grapes, which are carefully selected and hand-harvested. The winemaking process involves a gentle pressing of the grapes and fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the delicate aromas and flavors. The resulting wine is crisp and refreshing, with notes of white flowers, citrus, and stone fruit. It is a perfect match for seafood, salads, and light pasta dishes. Vietti Arneis Roero is a great example of the high-quality and distinctive wines that Italy has to offer.
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Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis

Bruno Giacosa

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Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis is a white wine produced by the renowned Italian winemaker Bruno Giacosa. The wine comes from the Roero appellation in the Piedmont region of Italy, which is known for its sandy soils and unique microclimate. The vineyards are located on hillsides, which provide excellent drainage and exposure to the sun. The winemaking process involves gentle pressing of the grapes and fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the delicate aromas and flavors of the Arneis grape. The resulting wine is crisp, refreshing, and aromatic, with notes of white flowers, citrus, and stone fruit. It is a perfect match for seafood, salads, and light pasta dishes.
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Malvirà Rive Gauche Spumante Charmat Brut

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Malvirà Rive Gauche Spumante Charmat Brut is a delightful sparkling wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in the renowned appellation of Roero in Italy, this wine is made from carefully selected grapes grown in the vineyards of Malvirà. The vineyard features a unique terroir, characterized by its sandy soil and favorable microclimate, which imparts distinct flavors and aromas to the wine. The winemaking process involves the Charmat method, where the secondary fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, resulting in fine and persistent bubbles. This Brut style wine offers a crisp and refreshing taste, with notes of citrus, green apple, and a hint of floral undertones. Perfect for any celebration or as an aperitif, Malvirà Rive Gauche Spumante Charmat Brut is a true expression of elegance and quality.
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Prunotto Roero Arneis

Prunotto

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Prunotto Roero Arneis is a white wine produced by the renowned Italian winery, Prunotto. The wine is made from the Arneis grape variety grown in the Roero appellation of Piedmont, Italy. The vineyards are located on hillsides with sandy soils, which impart a unique minerality to the wine. The winemaking process involves gentle pressing of the grapes and fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the freshness and fruitiness of the wine. Prunotto Roero Arneis is a dry and crisp wine with aromas of white flowers, citrus, and stone fruits. It is a perfect match for seafood, salads, and light pasta dishes.
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