Roero DOCG Vintage 2017

Tasting Notes

In the glass, we will have an exceptional wine showing a valuable ruby red colour and much brightness.

In the nose, it expresses intensity of bouquet offering a chain of emotions: raspberries and wild blackberries, from spices, such as cinnamon and vanilla, to the most valuable woods.

The flavours enhance the correct balance between alcohol and tannins, perceived in its magnificent notes of the sweet and noble tannins giving the wine an aromatic and long finish.

It is a pleasant match with important recipes of red meat, shank and braised veal, and game of all sorts.

Rabino Luigi Roero DOCG

Roero DOCG

Nebbiolo is the most famous grape variety of Piedmont, known all over the world.

Nebbiolo is the father of three extraordinary wines: Roero, Barbaresco, and Barolo.

The name derives from “nebbia” (fog), because the grapes are harvested when the first autumn fogs appear.

The grapes have the typical deep violet colour, reminding of the colour of the plums.

Basic Information

Product name: Roero DOCG

Cépage: Nebbiolo

Appellation: Roero

Classification: DOCG

Color: red

Type: still

Country/Region: Canale, CN, Piemonte

Vintage: 2017

Alcool percentage: 13%

Sugar rate: 0

Number of bottles produced: 2,000

Winemaking

Method: after a careful harvest, that, according to the natural rhythms, is made mid-October, the must ferments in steel vats 8 days evolving with a wise use of pumping-over and délestage, i.e. the cap-breaking. After the fermentation, the wine, still fresh and young, is poured into barrels of French oak where it ages for two years

Temperature: 27° temperature-controlled

Lenght: 25 days

Malolactic: yes

Aging:in wood

Age of barrels: 10 years

Wood type: allier French oak

Barrels type: big barrel

Level of toast: medium

Aging time in wood: 24 months

Minimum aging in bottle: 1 year

Vineyard

% of Grape/Cépage: 100% Nebbiolo

Soil: medium mixture

Exposure: southwest

Agricultural method: eco friendly

Year of plantation: 1979

Date of harvest: end of September / early October

Type of harvest: manual in boxes

Chemical Analysis

Dry extract [g/l]: 28

Total acidity [g/l of tartaric acid equivalent]: 5

Volatile acidity [g/l acetic acid equivalent]: 0.6

Total SO2[mg/l]: 60

Free SO2[mg/l]:

Packaging

Number of bottles per box: 6

Box size: length 24, width 16, height 30

Bottle

Empty bottle weight: 450 g

Aging potential: 10 years

Cork size: 24×44 mm

Cork material: turacciolo Normacorc, derived from sustainable, renewable sugarcane-based raw materials

Bottle type: Bordolese

Curiosities

The king of the reds, his majesty comes from our best slopes with South-West exposure, where the vineyards are sun kissed all day long, in fact our ancestors called this hill “souri”, i.e. “accompanied by the sun all day long”.

Thanks to the clayish-sandy soil and the old age of the vineyard, our Nebbiolo grapes grow without giving high yields, yet supplying grapes with high sugar degree and, therefore, a wine with the proper characteristics for the ageing in oak barrels.

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