Arneis is both the name of a wine and the grape from which it is made. The name means “little rascal” in Piemontese dialect, so called because it is regarded as a somewhat difficult variety to grow. The other dialect meaning is a person with a rebellious nature, grumpy, very original and extrovert. Arneis is grown mostly in the Roero district (Cuneo, south central Piedmont).

The white wines are labeled as Roero Arneis and must be made from 100% Arneis grapes. The white wines made form the Arneis grape tend to be dry and full bodied, with notes of pears and apricots.


Roero Arneis DOCG "Donna Chiara"