The wines of Roero could be called a “gem” for connoisseurs. That’s right because they are wedged between the two most critical wine-making realities, that of the Langhe’s famous red and white wines and that of their cousins in the large Monferrato area.

The soil in this area has very different characteristics from that of the neighboring regions. It is an almost arid-looking, sandy soil, reminiscent that there was a sea in ancient times! The vines grown on these hills give fruit with a marked character. These are wines with a definite personality that I love very much! On the other hand, SlowDays lives in Roero and has known Roero products for a long time.

Red wines and white wines from Roero, a vital wine reality, with wineries that have already made themselves known and appreciated for their excellent products.

I give you my list with my suggestions to complete a nice collection of Roero red and white wines!

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Red Wines of Roero

Grape is the mother of powerful and excellent wines. Red wines of the Roero area are mainly produced with the Nebbiolo grape of Piedmont. Roero has declined a superb wine with a particular note that distinguishes it from its more blazoned brothers of Langhe!

The Roero area in Piedmont is known for its red wines made from Nebbiolo, its most famous grape variety. Roero reds have a deep ruby red color and ripe fruit aromas. Flavors are generally dry, with soft tannins and good acidity. Roero red wines are perfect with red meat dishes, aged cheeses, and mushroom dishes.

In addition to the larger Roero productions, other red wines are produced in the Roero area. Although Nebbiolo is the main grape variety used to produce Roero red wines, we also find different varieties, such as Barbera, Bonarda, and Freisa. Roero Rosso is a wine made from pure Nebbiolo grapes, and Roero Rosso Riserva is a wine aged for at least one year in oak barrels and at least three months in the bottle. Roero also produces an excellent rosé.


produced in the Roero area, has achieved fame and prestige equal to other fabulous red wines of the region. It is as valid and appreciated as Barolo and Barbaresco. As opposed to these wines – which according to the production discipline, are produced with Nebbiolo in purity – Roero Rosso wine can be made with at least 95% of Nebbiolo and the remaining part with red berried grapes allowed in the area. Despite the discipline which enables the use of other varieties, Roero Rosso is, in most cases, produced with pure Nebbiolo. Nebbiolo grape is the most common in Piedmont and is also the origin of other famous wines in other areas. I would say this is a SLOW wine as well. A wine that accompanies dishes with a long cooking time that loves to be understood and savored.



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Roero white wines: not only fruit

Roero, unlike Langhe, where practically every centimeter of the land is planted with vines, has woods and orchards. Its landscape can also be found in a particular geological formation: the Rocche.

The soil is very sandy, so Roero has different types of wine from Langhe.

Roero is also known for producing quality white wines based on the native Arneis grape variety. The Roero Arneis, a dry white, DOCG. Despite what people say about white wines for aging, we often find wines made from full-bodied and important Arneis grapes that live well for a few years. They get an even better character from it. Then, less well-known and less widespread, Roero Bianco is another type of white wine produced in the area, which can be made from pure Arneis grapes or blended with other white varieties such as Moscato, Favorita, and Chardonnay.

Roero white wines are generally fresh and fruity, perfect with fish dishes, fresh cheeses, and light dishes. The Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin (DOCG) guarantees the quality and origin of the wines produced and appreciates them for their freshness and elegance.


Roero Arneis wine is one of the most excellent wines of Roero, produced in 19 municipalities. Did you know that in the Piedmontese language, the term Arneis indicates an extroverted, sunny, and friendly person? Roero Arneis wine is white, dry, and very aromatic, even though it is not on the list of aromatic wines. It has a bouquet of aromas such as sage, lime, flowers, grass, and white fruits. Being a white wine, it is pretty high in alcohol by volume (between 12.5% and 14% vol.) and, therefore, excellent in matching with stuffed pasta, vegetable dishes, and fish. Piedmontese white wine Roero Arneis is also very popular as an aperitif accompanied by a board of cold cuts and cheese…


In Roero, white wines are very particular and appreciated. Just think, this wine was called Favorita because it was the favorite white berried grape of king Vittorio Emanuele II. The same grape in Liguria is called Vermentino and Pigato, even though, in the glass, it will have peculiar characteristics because it belongs to Roero wines.

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The red and white wines of Monferrato

The Tour to discover the Roero's Red Wines

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