280 m a.s.l.
South - East
Everyone knows Barolo and Barbaresco, the two greatest incarnations of Nebbiolo in the land of the Langa. But the rising star that is deservedly conquering its own space, year after year, is Roero. In particular, its best declination, the Roero Riserva.
This is the name of the Nebbiolo-based DOCG that dominates all the lands on the left bank of the Tanaro river. Just as the Roero family once dominated. Who remained so much in possession of these lands that they bequeathed their name to these hills as well.
Roero is no less noble or long-lived. It is simply different. Yes, different wines, but always with extraordinary results.
In particular, Roero is capable of releasing both the aromas and the splendid suggestions that have made Nebbiolo immortal.
They are of an austere fruitiness... scents of roots, earth, mushrooms, leaves, violets. And of course those enchanting ethereal notes that have no equal.
The palate is - clearly - elegant, low in acidity and characterised by well-measured fruit. What is significantly different is the intensity of the tannins.
Much less powerful, abrupt and overbearing than one might suppose. So much so that the minimum ageing period for Roero is 20 months. 32 for the Riserva. It must be aged in wood for 6 months.