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Roero Arneis (Italy)

Arneis is an Italian grape from Piemonte in Italy.

Typical Flavors


Lime
Lime
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear
Peach
Peach

Apricot
Apricot
Flowers
Flowers
Mint
Mint
Almonds
Almonds

Citrus, Apple, ripe Pear, and Apricot are typical Arneis flavors.

Hints of Flowers, Anis, Mint, and a bitter Almond aftertaste.

Profile

Arneis is fresh and fruity with medium acidity:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Antipasti
Antipasti
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
Grilled Vegetables
Grilled
Vegetables

Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Asparagus
Asparagus
Fish
Fish
Pasta
Seafood
Pasta

Spaghetti
Spaghetti
Risotto
Risotto
Chicken
Chicken
Turkey
Turkey

In Piemonte Arneis is served with Antipasti, Fish, Pasta, Asparagus and Vegetarian dishes.

On the Ligurian coast it is often the preferred wine with white fish.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairings:
Aperitif.
Italian Antipasti.
Vinaigrettes. Asparagus. Fennel.
Salads. Waldorf Salad.
Seafood Pasta with Garlic.
Plain Fish. Calamari.
Cheese Sauces. Pasta with Cheese.
Cheese Risotto with Hazelnuts.
White Meat. Chicken. Turkey.
Chicken in Citrus Sauce.
Cooked or Cured Ham.
Veal and Pork in Creamy Sauce.

Cheese:
Creamy Cheese. Feta. Brie. Camembert. Mozzarella.
Soft Cheese. Asiago. Emmental. Gouda.

Piemonte Spesialities:
Spaghetti alla Carbonara.
Kale Pesto Tortellini (in Herbs, Nuts, and Cheese Sauce).
Chicken in White Wine Sauce.
Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil.
Bagna Cauda (Vegetables in Warm Anchovy and Olive Sauce).
Risotto Primavera (Asparagus, Peas, Zucchini).

Ligurian Spesialities:
Grilled fish with Lemon and Basil.
Vitello Tonnato (Cold Veal topped with thick Tuna Sauce.

If You Like Arneis

You May Also Like:

Arneis (Italy)
Chenin Blanc Dry (France)
Douro Branco (Portugal)
Etna Bianco (Italy)
Falangina (Italy)
Fiano (Italy)
Kerner (Germany)
Riesling (Alsace, France)
Rousette (France)
Roupeiro (Portugal)
Soave (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

Arneis DOC(G)

The name Arneis means "Little Rascal" because it is difficult to grow.

Most notable regions:

Piemonte (Piedmont)

Piemonte has been an important wine province since Roman times. The area is influenced both culturally and climatically by the Alps in the north, and the Ligurian coast in the south.

Piemonte

Nebbiolo (the power of the Barolo and Barbaresco) is the most famous grape of Piemonte, followed by the red grapes Barbera and Dolcetto.

For whites, Cortese and Arneis are the most popular grapes.

For dessert, the off-dry, sparkling Moscato d'Asti is the queen.

The most important wine regions are:

  • Asti (Barbera d'Asti)
  • Langhe (Nebbiolo, Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera di Alba, Dolcetto, Roero)
  • Monferrato (Barbera del Monferrat, Nizza, Cortese di Gavi)
  • North (Gattinara, Ghemme)

Piemonte has 17 DOCG regions:

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