APPELLATION: Roero DOCG
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Nebbiolo
PRODUCTION AREA: Santo Stefano Roero
EXPOSURE AND ALTITUDE: south, 280 m.
SOIL: calcareous and clayish soil with a low percentage of sand
TRAINING SYSTEM: guyot
HARVEST: hand harvest in the middle October
AGEING: first in Slavonian oak big barrels and then some months in bottle
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14° – 14,5° % Vol.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16°-18°
Roero red wine is produced with 100% Nebbiolo Grapes and it must undergo ageing in wood. The name Le Coste is an Additional Geographical Mention of the appellation Roero.
The wine is garnet, typical color of Nebbiolo grape. In the nose we can find scents of cherry, plum, raspberry and violet, which are the distinctive aromas of Nebbiolo. Gradually we can also perceive strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, tobacco, licorice and vanilla. Finally we can detect cacao, cinnamon and peppercorn aromas. The mouth is characterized by a medium astringency of the tannins and by a pleasant freshness, well balanced thanks to the alcohol and softness. In its entirety, the wine presents a perfect balance and structure.
The best food to pair with Roero are very complex meat based courses and truffle based dishes. This wine also highlights the taste of aged cheese.