In the Roero, an area situated on the north side of the river Tanaro, the Nebbiolo vine gives rise to a much appreciated and prestigious wine called ‘Roero’ after the region. Here, on the steep, relatively infertile and sandy slopes of the Roero’s hills, the Nebbiolo vine prospers on south-facing hillsides far better than other crops.
‘Roero’ is a fragrant, elegant and generous wine with an intensely inviting ruby red colour. The flavour is dry, ample, warm and sometimes velvety which, together with its restrained tannins, make it a very popular wine for matching with the tasty dishes of local cuisine.
Roero Docg is usually aged for a year in oak barrels. The finest version, sometimes aged without the aid of wood, and which expresses to the full the lightness of a Nebbiolo cultivated on sandy ground, are awarded the Denominations ‘Nebbiolo d’Alba’ or ‘Langhe Nebbiolo’, which also enhances their vineyards of origin.
* If vineyard and geographical name are indicated on the label, yields are reduced to 7200 kg/hectare (grapes) or 5040 litres/hectare (wine)