Bring your dancing shoes, Arneis is taking you out on the town!
THE VITAL STATS
Bouquet: White flowers, fresh daisies
Fruit flavors: Honeydew melons, pears, apples
Anything else: Occasionally gravel
Acidity: Middle of the road
What you need to know about Arneis!
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Arneis is a white grape that comes from the red wine dominated region of Piedmont, Italy, the home of the tobacco dripping, potting soil dusted Nebbiolo variety. It is known for its dynamic notes of honeydew melon, juicy pear, crisp freshly blossomed white flowers and round, killer body. This grape shouldn’t be looked at as the super fancy girl who has it all and won’t give anyone else the time of day. On the contrary, Arneis is the girl that smells nice and smiles at everyone.
Food pairings for Arneis
Whether you are an ‘I’ll have a salad, dressing on the side’ kind of sad person or a double-double with animal fries-lover kind of person, this wine would go great with either. It is racy but has a beautiful acidity that will cut any fattiness or will accentuate all the crisp lightness in food.
Scouting tips for Arnesi
At first you may find that is hard to find this wine but these bottles are not as rare as you think. Just pop by your local wine shop and ask your friendly wine lover if they have a bottle. Once you know it, and have tried it, you'll begin to see it everywhere!
Do keep your eyes out for Arneis from Roero (Piedmont, Northern Italy), the birthplace of the wine and where highest concentration of grapes is.
Occasion Pairings for Arneis
The body of Arneis is absolutely beautiful and it is perfect for just sipping without food. You could totally drink this when you’re just hanging around at home on your day off, cleaning your house or taking your dog for a walk.
Anything else you need to know about Arneis?
Like any good dance partner, your wine needs to have the damn groove. Arneis is like Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing. It will change your life. One minute you’re going to some sort of family camp and then out of nowhere you are hypnotized by the dream of being the dance instructor’s dirty dance partner. But, you are not Baby. You are just a wino and Patrick Swayze is just a big beautiful chill glass of Arneis that will make you feel like you can break out into some killer seductive grooves.