To the left of the Tanaro River in the north-west of Alba, the area called “Roero” has always been the ideal cradle for quality vine growing and it matured in the eighties when given the appelation of controlled origin “Roero”. Until December 2004, the striking environmental conditions for quality vine growing and the excellence of the wine produced gave this territory and its wines the DOCG award (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin). Here Nebbiolo grapes gives birth to Roero red wine.
Describing its character is like summarizing life and history of an area which has always believed in and wanted to offer to the consumer something unique and exclusive. Roero is a new and historical wine at the same time, because it blends innovation and tradition. The sandy soil of Asti which makes medium and upper slopes of the Roero area unique. This is an excellent base for this vine species, giving the nobility and originality of its character to the final product. Its characteristic fragrance and drinkability allows this wine to be drunk in a reasonably brief period. Nevertheless, the love for this product has led the more aware and capable vine cultivators to try a period of maturation in wood and a longer refinement time in bottle.
The organoleptic characteristics tell us of a wine rich in structure and capable of resisting the damage of time: the color is a rather intense ruby red, accompanied by elegant garnet reflections that tend to grow with ageing. The aroma is ample and elegant, with fragrant scents that recall raspberries, wild strawberries and wilted violets and with time it devlopes delicate spiced harmonies. The flavour is dry, full, well structured, and has a long aromatic persistence. Roero is a wine suited for the traditional local cuisine as well as international cuisine, a red wine that does not differentiate styles or latitudes, but that pays attention to the consumer’s satisfaction.