Italian wine enthusiasts often praise the red wines of Piedmont, but the region's white grape varieties also deserve recognition. Arneis, which has been cultivated for centuries, was traditionally blended with nebbiolo to soften its tannins. In fact, it was even used as bait for pests to protect nebbiolo vines from destruction. Arneis can be a challenging grape to grow, but under ideal conditions, it can produce white wines with a rich and full-bodied character. These wines typically exhibit ripe stone fruit and honeysuckle aromas, balanced by a bright acidity.