It is the native vines – arneis and nebbiolo – that give life to the wines protected by the Roero Docg and by the Roero Producers’ Consortium.
As stipulated by the regulations, the title “Roero” – with no other specification – is reserved for red wines made from a minimum of 95% nebbiolo grapes. Grapes from non-aromatic red grape vines suitable for cultivation in the Piemonte region can also contribute to the composition of Roero, jointly or separately, up to a maximum of 5%. It should be underlined that in almost all cases Roero Docg is 100% pure nebbiolo.
On the other hand, the name “Roero Arneis” is reserved for white wine made from a minimum of 95% arneis grapes. Grapes from non-aromatic white grape vines suitable for cultivation in the Piemonte region can also contribute, jointly or separately, up to a maximum of 5%. As in the case of Roero, Roero Arneis Docg is usually 100% pure arneis.
The Roero Docg is reserved for the following typologies and mentions:
- Roero riserva
- Roero Arneis
- Roero Arneis spumante