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Piedmont (Langhe, Alba, Roero)


Arneis vineyards at Valdinera estate, Roero characteristic high hills environment, with view of Corneliano d'Alba below, of Cornelius tower on the left, photo by Valerio R., Corneliano (2016)

Langhe is a hilly area to the south and east of Tanaro River in the region of Piemonte. Part of Langhe, including Roero are part of UNESCO World’s Heritage list. The main red grapes are Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Freisa, Merlot and Pinot Nero. The main white varieties are Arneis and Favorita in Roero area, Chardonnay and Sauvignon in most areas. Alba is the home of magnificent, elegant wines like Barolos and Barbarescos, also produces great Dolcettos and Barberas, even Chardonnay makes very elegant white wines in this region. Nebbiolo grape in Roero makes intense, spicy wines with great fruit character and sweet tannins.


Wine descriptions

BARBERA D’ALBA SUPERIORE has ruby red colour; smell is fruity and characteristic and can deliver some oaky notes; taste is dry, sapid, and harmonious. LANGHE ROSATO has pink or light ruby red colour; smell is characteristic, subtle, and delicate; taste is dry or mild, velvety, and harmonious. LANGHE ARNEIS PASSITO has gold, amber to intense amber colour; smell is intense, complex, may carry oaky notes; taste is sweet, velvety, and harmonious. NEBBIOLO D’ALBA colour is ruby red moving to garnet; smell is fruity and characteristic; taste is dry, velvety, and harmonious. NEBBIOLO D’ALBA SUPERIORE is ruby red colour, moving to garnet; smell is fruity and characteristic, may have oaky notes; taste is dry, velvety, and harmonious. ROERO ARNEIS colour is straw-yellow; smell is delicate, fresh and may have some oaky notes; taste is neat and graceful, harmonious, eventually tannic. ROERO and ROERO RISERVA colour is ruby red or garnet; smell is fruity, characteristic and may carry oaky notes; taste is dry, substantial, harmonious, eventually tannic.





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