This Roero is a DOCG from a small boutique winery in Castellinaldo Village. One of their best expression is this Roero Bric d’America, one of the most beautiful and elegance Roero that I remember. This is a 2012 and is in a great moment to be opened, perfectly balanced with still a great freshness or even to be laid down in your cellar easily for 5 to 10 years.

This particular Roero has been vinified with a long maceration and spends an extended amount of time in large oak barrels giving you this amazing elegant and silky Nebbiolo. We believe it is at its peak expression of freshness, earthiness and unique elegance (not too young and not too old!) This bottle is from a great vintage for the Roero Region as well as for the Langhe Region, a bit underrated but great because the 12s are drinking very well and balanced now. Roero in general develops faster than its counterparts in the Langhe which is a nice way to choose a complex Nebbiolo without going back too far in the vintages and breaking the bank!

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The ROERO denomination is a DOCG classified wine coming from Nebbiolo vineyards located on the other side of the Tanaro River, which divides the Langhe Region (Barolo and Barbaresco Regions), from the Roero Region, The area as seen on the map includes several villages, but with such a lower intensity of vineyards compared to Langhe. Roero is wild and diverse, with forests, peach and strawberry orchards, and grains. What Langhe used to look like! In fact, in the more well known native grape from this region, Arneis you can often taste the peach and strawberries in the wine! The law for this DOCG requires a low yield similar to Barbaresco and Barolo, must be aged for a minimum of 6 months in oak and total of 20 months before coming out on the market, and 100% Nebbiolo grape.