Ar·​neis | \ ˌär-ˈnāz How to pronounce Arneis (audio) , -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. Parker, Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide, 1989 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 Asher, Gourmet, March 2004

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First Known Use of Arneis

1989, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Arneis

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

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“Arneis.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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