Roero lies in the northeast corner of the province of Cuneo, north of Alba and the Tanaro River. Roero’s history goes back centuries. The area was inhabited during the Roman era and owes its name to the Roero family who dominated the area during the Middle Ages. Nebbiolo, Barbera and Arneis grape varieties have thrived in this exceptional terroir for hundreds of years. The area’s fine wines can be accompanied by other regional specialties including prized truffles, hazelnuts, peaches and honey.
Roero’s soils are characterized by the highest percentage of sand in the area. This particular characteristic enhances the wine’s floral aromas. Nebbiolo grapes grown in this terroir develop soft, balanced tannins. Roero’s climate is Apennine with influences from the Po Valley with hot summers mitigated by frequent summer rainfall and cold winters in the valleys.