Nebbiolo - Roero 2007s and 2006 Riservas
22 Jun 2010 by Walter Speller
See Nebbiolo Prima - the background for the background to this substantial blind tasting. The Roero zone, crowned with the highest quality designation, DOCG, as recently as 2004, may be better known for its white wine made from Arneis than for its red. It is situated on the left bank of the Tanaro river north east of Alba, its sandy soils producing a rounder, earlier accessible style of red wine than those from the calcareous clay of Barolo and Barbaresco. Hopes are that Roero will one day be mentioned in the same breath as Barolo and Barbaresco, not least because it is made from the same grape as them, Nebbiolo....

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