Barolo Bianco, Bianchetta, Bianchetta d'Alba, Bianchetta di Alba, Bianchetto, Bianchetto Albese, Bianchetto di Alba, Bianchetto di Verzuolo, and Nebbiollo Bianco
Arneis, Roero Arneis, Langhe Arneis
The Arneis grape of northern Italy makes a dry crisp, floral white wine especially in the regions of Roero and Langhe. It is a low acid grape and was often used to in the past to soften the strong tannins of the Nebbiolo grape when making Barolo wines. Now it is most sold as a varietal bottling under its own name or is used occasionally in white blends. It has aromas and tastes of pears, peaches, apricots and almonds. Occasionally a sweeter version is produced from raisinated grapes.
Classic Brands and Sources:
Ceretto, Cristina Ascheri, Fratelli Giacosa, Pio Cesare, Vietti, (Italy); Jacuzzi, Seghesio, Viansa (U.S.), Coopers Creek (New Zealand)
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Wine and food pairing guidelines:
Pairs with light to medium body savory dishes
Foods and Entrees that usually pair:
Pasta with cheese, vinegarettes with oil to vinegar ratios of more than 2:1 ratio, fish, shellfish, chicken, veal and pork with creany or buttery (savory) sauces
American, Colby, Mild cheddar, Velveeta, Double Glouchester (similar to mild cheddar), Fontina, Gouda, Manchego, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Provolone, Triple Creme, St André, Zamarano (Spanish sheep's milk cheese), Brie and Camembert (without rinds)
Arneis at Plonk Wine Merchants
Arneis at Wikipedia
Arneis at Cal-Italia
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