Demarie. Nebbiolo Roero Riserva
Nebbiolo Roero DOCG
Spicy ripe red fruit on the nose, mocha, rose and camomile. Ripe soft berry fruit, open, fresh and long with ripe, rounded tannins. 14.5%
Roero attained DOCG status in 2004, the discipline insists that a Riserva must be aged for 32 months of which 6 must be in barrel.
Demarie make their Roero Riserva from the Varasca vineyard, which was planted by Giovanni Demarie when he returned from the war in 1946. The soils are sandy and the land faces south at an altitude of 250 metres. The vines are Guyot trained at a density of 2500 plants per hectare which yield around 55 hectolitres per hectare.
The grapes were hand-picked and sorted before pressing, part of which was by adolescent feet (a pre-school visit included some grape pressing in 2015).
Aged to eighteen months in barrique, a third each: new, one and two year old.