Arneis [ahr-NAYZ]

Bouquet / Tasting notes: Floral with notes of pears, apples, apricots, almonds, vanilla

Body: dry, vibrant and full bodied

Pairings: Perfect as an aperitif or with appetizers, fish, white meat, pasta, vegetarian dishes.

Side notes: Arneis is a white Italian wine grape variety originating from Piedmont, Italy. It is most commonly found in the the hills of the Roero, northwest of Alba, where it is part of the white Denominazione di origine controllata (D.O.C.) wines of Roero. It can also be used to produce DOC wines in Langhe. Arneis (little rascal, in Piedmontese) got it's name because it is regarded as somewhat difficult variety to grow. It is a crisp and floral varietal, and has been grown for centuries in the region. The white wines made from the Arneis grape tend to be dry and full body with notes of pears and apricot.

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