Roero Wine

Roero is a wine region within the Cuneo province of Piedmont, Italy. It surrounds the district of Alba, on the west side of the Tanaro River. The region is named for a family who were active in the banking and trading business for some time in the Medieval period. 

Roero was once an ancient sea, called the Golfo Padano, and, as a result, there is a large quantitity of sand in the soils as well as marine fossils. 
 
The Nebbiolo DOCG is located within Roero, where the grape takes on a rich, softer and more fruit-driven character than in nearby Barolo and Barbaresco communes. This is due to the soils which are heavier in sand and lighter in clay than the other well-known regions.
 
Nebbiolo DOCG must age a minimum 20 months, and another 12 months additionally to be labeled Roero Riserva DOCG. The wines must consist of at least 95 Nebbiolo.
 
Roero Arneis DOCG is the still white wine of region. The grape, whose name means "little rascal" is native to Read more »

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  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Arneis

    The first records of Arneis plantings in Piedmont go back to the 1400s in the Roero area. Today, many call Arneis the...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Cascina ca Rossa

    There were vineyards in Roero in the Roman era. The ancients could not have failed to notice the ...

  • Malvira'

    Our winery began its production in the 1950's under the guidance of Giuseppe Damonte. Giuseppe wa...

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  • OT - yeah but not always.Basic Barberesco has to get 26 months total age before ... to be 100% Nebbiolo.Basic Roero needs 20 months with at least 6 in barrel, and the Riserva needs 32 months with at least 6 in barrel. It has to be at least 95% Nebbiolo.Basic Gattinara needs 35 months total age before release, with at least 24 month in barrel, a... Read More

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  • Stop drinking those Fenoccchios so young!  An early drinking Barolo ... ... from Italy.  Had a $10 Roero Arneis from Giacosa Fratelli a few nights ago--totally delicious even when I wasn't planning on drinking wine--and tonight I had a I Sodi del Paretaio Chianti that I paid 11.50 for that was spot on, actually more typcial of good Chianti tha... Read More

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  • Kabinett is reliably off-dry and a great value.  I was looking on the list ... good.  I had a Brovia Roero Arneis, albeit at a wine bar, fairly recently that just floored me.  (Gotta drink more Arneis, and more Italian white generally.)  Lots of times it just makes sense to have a cocktail and a glass instead of a bottle, especially if the pour... Read More

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  • Okay, SIWBM bites the dust.  Bought a half case of Stonestreet's 2012 ... $13), 2012 Fratelli Giacosa Roero Arneis at $10.  Second Arneis I've bought recently--I had a fantastic Arneis from Brovia while chatting with Clay Mauritson a few weeks ago, and wound up buying a bottle.&nbs Read More

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  • Ceretto Blange Langhe Arneis 2013

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    Honeydew melon, cantaloupe and lemon aromas. In the mouth its oily but fresh, showing lemon, melon and herbal notes of lemongrass and chamomile tea. Theres a bit of dissolved CO2 here, lending a fresh zestiness to the palate, which coupled with the acidity makes this a great food wine, especially with creamy foods that would need a counterbalance. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Giovanni Almondo Almondo Arneis Bricco Delle Ciliegie 2013

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    Bright and refreshing. Very enjoyable Read More

    Wine review by anchca


  • Monchiero Carbone Roero Arneis "Recit" 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by LuigiLucia


  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their ... Matteo 2011 Roero Rosso   |  21 in stock  |  $16.99 Coudert (Clos de la Roilette) 2002 Fleurie Clos de la Roilette  |  1 in stock  |  $34.99 Crochet, Lucien 2003 Sancerre Cuvee Prestige  |  10 in stock  |  $24.99 Cuilleron 2007 Condrieu La Petite Cote  |  28 in ... Read More

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  • The expected price ranges quoted are for the lot-quantity of bottles mentioned, ... 2013 Roero ArneisIt’s summer, so it makes sense to include the best example we know of Piedmont’s indigenous white wine. One of the very few Arneis made with native yeasts, this wine is a benchmark for the grape – you can't really say for sure what you think abo... Read More

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  • Malvira Birbet 2012

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    This wine is simply amazing! This has to be my all-time favorite sweet red wine. If you enjoy a lot of sweetness, but not too much to where it's rich, then you'll enjoy this. I'm not a big fan of red wines at all and I loved this to the max! Read More

    Wine review by mark


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