An extraordinary DOCG of Piedmont, Roero
DOCG Roero wine of Piedmont (Rosso, Arneis, Arneis Spumante) is produced in the place with the same name in the province of Cuneo in the sunny hills that look at the Tanaro. It encloses the whole territory of the Municipality of Canale, Corneliano d’Alba, Piobesi d’Alba, Vezza d’Alba and partially the Municipality of Baldissero d’Alba, Castagnino, Castellinaldo, Govone, Guarene, Magliano Alfieri, Montà, Montaldo and Monteu Roero, Ponticello d’Alba, Pocapaglia, Priocca, S. Vittoria d’Alba, S. Stefano, Sommariva Perno.
Roero, denomination and vineyards
The denomination is for the red wines obtained with grapes coming from the vineyards with the following ampelography composition: Nebbiolo vine from 95 to 98% and vineyard Arneis from 2 to 5%.
The denomination “Arneis” is reserved for white wine obtained from the grapes coming from the vineyards exclusively coming from the vine Arneis.
This denomination foresees the following types:
– Arneis spumante.
Roero, organoleptic characteristics
DOCG Roero and Roero Riserva (minimum natural alcohol by volume: 12,5% vol) have a red ruby colour slightly dark, fruity smell, characteristic with a smell of wood, dry taste with a great body and harmonious.
DOCG Roero Arneis (minimum natural alcohol by volume: 11 % vol) it has a straw yellow colour, delicate smell, fresh with notes of wood, elegant and harmonious taste.
DOCG Roero Arneis Spumante (minimum natural alcohol by volume: 11,5% vol) with a less intense straw yellow colour, fine and lasting foam, delicate taste, fruity, fresh with eventual notes that remind yeast, bread crust, vanilla and elegant and harmonious taste.
Roero: pairings and serving temperature
Red Roero is a wine that is easy to pair with different dishes of a lunch such as risotto, light fry food, fonduta, white meats, roasted meat, dishes with truffle and games. It has to be served at 16°-18°
Roero Arneis can be perfectly paired with dishes of fish, whereas Roero Spumante is perfect with light and delicate dishes.