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Arneis is a white Italian wine grape variety originating from Piedmont, 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. 

Wine historians disagree on how long Arneis has been in the Piedmont region and under what name. a potential root of the name Arneis in the Piedmontese dialect, renesi, makes an appearance in the description of several different grape varieties in the 15th century.
Some historians believe that Arneis maybe the Ranaysii grape that has documented in 1432 growing in province of Tourino.

Arneis historical role has been as a softening for Nebbiolo, though today the grape is more commonly seen as a varietal wine.
In the United States, Arneis is mostly found in California Wine region of Sonoma Country and the Oregon.
Most of plantings of Arneis are found in the province of Cuneo in Piedmont Where the grape is used in the wines of the Roero and Langhe DOCs.
The Arneis can be a difficult grape to cultivate, with naturally low acidity and tendency to get over ripe it is harvested in September.
In the past couple of decades, Arneis has become synonymous with the wines of Roero. There it produces floral scented white wines whose delicate aromas, typically of pear and apricot rounded out with a creamy hint of hazelnut.

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