Arneis

noun Ar·neis \ ˌär-ˈnāz , -ˈnās \
variants: or less commonly arneis

Definition of Arneis

:a dry white wine from the Piedmont region of Italy
  • Arneis is a rich, gloriously fruity, mouth-filling wine that is soft, even unctuous.
  • —Robert M. ParkerParker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide1989
; also :the grape from which Arneis wine is made
  • Arneis, an ancient white grape of Italy’s Piedmont, had almost disappeared 25 years ago.
  • —Gerald AsherGourmetMarch 2004

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Origin and Etymology of arneis

borrowed from Italian, borrowed from Upper Italian (Piedmontese), of uncertain origin


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