Winemaking in Roero DOCG

Roero, one of the few DOCG appellations in Italy featuring both a white and a red wine, combines an intriguing mix of traditional and modern winemaking methods. The whites are made in a very modern way, while the reds utilise traditional techniques… “Every hill has its own personality.”Winemaker Fabrizio Battaglino is talking about the Roero […]

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Roero – white and red wines in my Glass

The Roero DOCG region is on the northern (left bank) side of the Tanaro river in Piemonte. This river divides Roero from the likes of Barolo and Barbaresco on its southern side. Roero’s territory isn’t a monoculture; while vines have been grown here since Etruscan times, the 1,180 hectares of vineyards coexist with orchards, forests […]

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Tasting Wines of Roero – Arneis & Nebbiolo

If you’ve read my Northern Italy Overview and, more recently, my Diploma WSET Theory and Tasting—Piemonte, you’ll note that (for good reason) the primary focus is on the regions of Barolo and Barbaresco, Dolcetta d’Asti, Barbera d’Alba, and to a somewhat lesser extent my personal fav—Gavi di Gavi. Recently, I had the opportunity to learn […]

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Nebbiolo and Arneis of Roero DOCG of Piedmont, Italy: Why They’re in My Glass

Piedmont ranks the first in having the most number of DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) wines in Italy, which pertains to the excellence of quality and authentic viniculture representative of the region. A wine with this denomination signifies a particular qualitative value that is cultivated and produced from specific grapes cultivated in designated […]

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Racy And Elegant Italian Wines From Roero

Improved viticulture, better control of fermentation thermodynamics and the ability for winemakers to fly and work throughout the world have all been factors that have elevated the quality of international wines during the past 30 years. The Piedmont (Piemonte) region of northwest Italy has long been—deservedly—associated with high quality Barolo and Barbaresco wines made from […]

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