Arneis Grape Variety
Arneis is a white wine grape variety that originates from the Piedmont region of Italy. It is most commonly found in the hills of the Roero, northwest of Alba, where it is part of the white (DOCG) wines of Roero. Arneis (literally: little rascal, in Piemontese) is so called because it is regarded as a 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 bodied with notes of pears and apricots. The wines are usually sold as Roero Arneis DOCG.