Roero - 2009 and 2008 Riservas
5 Jun 2012 by Walter Speller
See here for a general overview of Italy’s 2009 vintage, and our Nebbiolo week guide for more articles and tasting notes from the 2012 Nebbiolo Prima. As always, Roero was the first to show its wine during Nebbiolo Prima, and it makes sense. Made from the same formidable Nebbiolo grape that shapes Barbaresco and Barolo, its soils have a higher sand content, which makes the region perfect for growing agricultural produce. It is especially known for its peaches, although many orchards have been changed into vineyards. Nebbiolo clearly feels at home in this hilly landscape that looks very similar to that of its more famous...

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