The Growing Area: Roero

 

Roero is one of three renowned wines made in this area from Nebbiolo, the noblest of Piedmontese varietals, to bear the name of its place of origin (the other two, Barolo and Barbaresco, are named after villages lying to the right of the River Tanaro).

Situated in southern Piedmont, the hills of the Roero are bordered to the west by a great plain, to the northeast by the hills of the Monferrato, and across the River Tanaro to the south by the Langhe. The name originates from the Counts who ruled the area from the late Middle Ages until the 1700s. Vines are grown here as far north as the ravines known as the “Rocche,” on the edge of which are to be found vast woods of chestnut and oak.

Climbing constantly up and down as it makes its way down to the banks of the Tanaro, the landscape is varied, switching rapidly from the wild beauty and irregular crests of the Rocche canyons to well-groomed hillside vineyards, and between the shade of centuries-old chestnut groves and the elegance of flowering orchards.

The medium-light calcareous clayey soil on these rough hills also features some areas with an abundance of sand, as around 250,000 years ago it was submerged under the sea; it is not unusual to find shellfish, sea urchin and fish fossils embedded in the soil.

Along with the shrewdness of the local people, these qualities provide the ideal conditions for the production of great-quality wines. 

CAMPAGNA FINANZIATA AI SENSI DEL REGOLAMENTO CE N. 1234/07

CAMPAIGN FINANCED PURSUANT TO EEC REGULATION  NUMBER 1234/07

 

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