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Roero

DOCG area for red and white wine in the Italian region Piedmont; the high classification was made in 2004. It extends in the Roero Mountains with around 200 hectares of vines on the left bank of the Tanaro River. The zone includes the municipalities of Canale, Corneliano d'Alba, Piobesi d'Alba and Vezza d'Alba, as well as in parts of Baldissero d'Alba, Castagnito, Castellinaldo, Govone, Guarene, Magliano Alfieri, Montà d'Alba, Montaldo Roero, Monteu Roero, Monticello d'Alba, Pocapaglia, Priocca, Santa Vittoria d'Alba, Santo Stefano Roero and Sommariva Perno in the province of Cuneo. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the location name on label can be specified.

The red wine Roero is made from at least 95-98% Nebbiolo pressed; The white variety Arneis is also possible from 2-5%. It has to mature for at least 20 months, of which 6 months in wooden barrels. With 32 months of maturation, including 6 months in wooden barrels, he is allowed to Riserva call. The minimum alcohol content for both is 12.5% vol. The white wine Roero Arneis is 100% pure Arneis pressed; the minimum alcohol content is 11% vol. There is also a Roero Arneis Spumante with at least 11.5% vol. Well-known producers are Carretta, Ceretto, Deltetto, Fontanafredda, Funtanin, Giacosa Bruno. Marcarini, Marchesi di Barolo, Malvirà, Marsaglia, Mauro Sebaste, Montaribaldi, Angelo Negro, Prunotto, Michele Taliano, Terre da Vino and Vielmin.

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