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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. 
 
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. Nebbiolo DOCG must age a minimum 20 months, and another 12 months additionally to be labeled Riserva. Roero Nebbiolo Superiore must age at least 8 months in barrel. Roero Rosso must consist of 95-98% Nebbiolo.
 
The other small percentage is often the local white regional celebrity grape Arneis, to soften the sharp tannins. But Arneis of course has its own varietal DOCG, its name meaning “little rascal” in Piedmontese. This is a sleeper of a white grape, gaining popularity for its aromatics and versatility late in the 20th century. For 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...

  • Arneis

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Nebbiolo

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

  • Barbera

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Angelo & Figli di Giovanni Negro

    Since 1670 the Negro family cultivates vineyards on the Roero hills, works to increase the value ...

  • Malvira'

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

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  • As I've mentioned elsewhere,  I took a recent European vacation.  ... ... wine.  (Arneis from Roero, bottled by Chiarlo, for those keeping score.)After putting the kids to be, my wife and I opened the Ghemme,  As the owner of the shop said, it's a professional's wine--you take your time, hold it up to the light, don't drink it all at once.  We ... Read More

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  • Matteo Correggia Anthos Vino Rosso 2010

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    The color was ruby red and quite pretty look at. On the nose, I found masses of floral notes, much like a Lacrima d'Alba with lavender and violets. Further exploration revealed chalk dust and minerals with lemon balm and stems. On the palate, it was light in body with young cherry, spice and notes of herbal tea. The finish was pleasant with ling... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Giovanni Almondo Roero Bric Valdiana 2008

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    The nose was big and rich, yet lovely, with red berries, spice cookie and apple butter. On the palate, I found lean red fruit against rugged structured Nebbiolo tannin. The finish followed suit, showing its structure and promising a long life ahead. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Monchiero Carbone Roero Riserva Printi 2008

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    The nose showed floral potpourri and cinnamon in a very pretty, refined ... ... ... Nebbiolo coming from Roer Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Vietti Roero Arneis Other White Varietal Tuscany 2011

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    Note from tasting: complex, citrus, sweet almondy ["The Other Piedmont" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 19 May 2012.] Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P


  • Roero Arneis DOCG "Bric Varomaldo" 2010

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    Wine review by luca chevalier


  • Enrico Serafino Roero DOCG 2007

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    Wine review by luca chevalier


  • Pardune Barbera d'Alba DOC Superiore 2006

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    Dark ruby with red berries on the nose. Perfect acidity for a barbera, full bodied with soft and silky tannins, changing to earth and spicey notes in the long, exploding finish. Definitely will be much better after 2-4 years, it is still very young, further aging will make it even better. Read More

    Wine review by boccio


  • Govone Barbera d'Asti DOCG 2008

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    Bouquet is a mix of strawberry/raspberry and a hint of grape Jolly Rancher. Palate is similar but with a slight tart edge and a subtle hint of cassis and aniseed. Light bodied, clear and crisp taste with very moderate fruity/hint of currant finish. I had this with a grilled chicken salad, but it really needs something cheesey. Read More

    Wine review by cgplayer9


  • Vietti-Roero Arneis Italy 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Austinista


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