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Roero DOC

Description to Roero DOC

DOCG area for red and white wine in the Italian region of Piedmont; the high classification was made in 2004 and extends in the Roero mountains with about 200 hectares of vineyards on the left bank of the river Tanaro. The zone completely encompasses the municipalities of Canale, Corneliano d'Alba, Piobesi d'Alba and Vezza d'Alba, as well as parts of Baldissero d'Alba, Castagnito, Castellinaldo and 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, Vigna followed by the name of the vineyard can be indicated on the label.

The Roero red wine is made from at least 95-98% Nebbiolo; from 2-5% the white variety Arneis is also possible. It must be matured for at least 20 months, 6 months of which in wooden barrels. After 32 months of aging, 6 months of which in wooden barrels, it may call itself Riserva. The minimum alcohol content for both is 12.5% vol. Roero Arneis white wine is 100% Arneis varietal and 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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