Top 10 difficult wine names

28th November, 2016 by Lucy Jenkins

Arneis

arneis

The lovely floral yet fickle native white grape variety, Arneis comes from southern Piemonte, just north of Alba.

It is predominantly used in the DOC/DOCG wines of Roero and Langhe and is also grown in Sardinia and Liguria and Sonoma County in California as well as the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

Arneis actually means ‘rascal’ in Italian due to being a tough grape to grow but when it does successfully, it produces beautifully perfumed wines with apricot and pear notes with good acidity.

How to pronounceahr-nase 

3 Responses to “Top 10 difficult wine names”

  1. Ewan Murray says:

    Call me pedantic … and many do 😉 … but personally I’d go for:
    bear-un-ouse-ley-seh
    trocken-bear-un-ouse-ley-seh
    shpate-boorg-oonder
    geh-vuertz-trah-mee-ner

  2. Okay, so how do we pronounce, “Naoussa?”

  3. Christophe Mercier says:

    Difficult exercise by Lucy Jenkins, I guess…

    Try to type in Bourgeuil in Google Translate, make sure you translate from French, click on the audio button, and you’ll get the right sound.

    Not being a native English speaker, I am not sure how to pronounce “bor-guhy”… so I typed it in Google Translate, picked English, then clicked on the audio button…. and had a good laugh!

    Where has the phonetic alphabet gone? Not taught in schools anymore, oh well, thanks to Google Translate, there is no need for it anymore!

    Merci Lucy (for the good laugh!)

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