Arneis is a variety of white wine that originated in the Piemonte wine region of Italy. Arneis in Piemontese means ‘little rascal’. It has been named so because this elegant Italian grape variety is quite difficult to grow. Wines manufactured using Arneis grapes usually tend to be crisp, dry and full - bodied in addition to being viscous and rich. Arneis wines are generally straw - yellow in colour. The nose of these wines is surrounded by lovely fragrances of peaches, almonds and vanilla oak characters. The flavoursome palates of these wonderful wines display juicy flavours of apricots and pears supported by creamy hazelnut notes. A special feature of Arneis is that it was added to Nebbiolo wines so as to soften up the robust tannins present in Nebbiolos. These wines have low acidic levels and a delicate and floral nature. Pair Arneis wines with asparagus, antipasti or simple fish dishes to enjoy this wine thoroughly.