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Roero Rosso Riserva Roche d’Ampsej

If the Roero is a famous and international wine centre is thanks to the bravery of Matteo, who decided to create an innovative project. Today the direction of the winery is under the lead of his wife Ornella Costa and their son Giovanni, who represent perfectly the Matteo’s philosophy, carrying on also a biological conversion path.

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Grape types

50% in steel vats for 10-12 days and 50% in wooden barrels for 45/6 days.

16 months at least in 6hl wooden barrels and aged 2 year in bottle.

Main features
Intense ruby red colour with grenade shades; fine scent with roses and violtes notes, cyclamen, blueberries, cinnamon and pepper; the taste is soft and warm, with a weave of tannin.

Fresh pasta with good gravies, meat, game and seasoned cheeses.

Service temperature
18 °C – 20 °C (65 °F – 68 °F)

About… Roero.

The Roero, whose Roche d’Ampsej is optimum ambassador, is brother to the most prestigious Langhe Nebbiolo. It was born on the other side of the Tanaro river, between Barolo and Barbaresco, but it shows the great features of this grape type, that is, at the same time, “mysterious and important”, as Matteo Correggia himself defined it. After 18 months aging in barrels, the Nebbiolo Roero Riserva Roche d’Ampsej is bottled and takes the name of the cru Roche d’Ampsej, such as the Nebbiolo vineyards characterised by sandy slopes which overlook the Roero rocks.

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