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Roero
Roero
(Italian pronunciation: [roˈɛːro]) is a geographical area in the north-east corner of the province of Cuneo in Piedmont, north-west Italy. This hilly region is known for its wines and for its fruit production: particularly the peaches of Canale and the local variety of pear known as Madernassa which originated in the late eighteenth century in Guarene.[1] Strawberries are also grown. The name comes from the Roero
Roero
family of bankers and traders, who were prominent in the political life of Asti
Asti
and its environs, and who dominated this area for a number of centuries during the Middle Ages.

Contents

1 Extent 2 Viticulture 3 Notes 4 References

Extent[edit] The territory lies to the north of Alba. The river Tanaro marks its southern border, dividing it from the Langhe. To the north-east its informal boundary with Monferrato
Monferrato
follows approximately the line of the border between the provinces of Cuneo and Asti, although Cisterna d’ Asti
Asti
can be taken to be part of Roero. To the north-west it is confined by the province of Turin. To the west its border is taken to be the SS 61 state road which runs through the communes of Bra, Sanfrè
Sanfrè
and Sommariva del Bosco.[2] The communes which fall, partly or entirely within Roero
Roero
are thus:

Alba Bra Baldissero d’Alba Canale Castagnito Castellinaldo Ceresole Alba Cisterna d’Asti Corneliano d’Alba Guarene Govone Magliano Alfieri Montà Montaldo Roero Monteu Roero Monticello d’Alba Piobesi d’Alba Pocapaglia Priocca Sanfrè Santa Vittoria d’Alba Santo Stefano Roero Sommariva del Bosco Sommariva Perno Vezza d’Alba

The designated zone of production for the DOCG wines Roero
Roero
and Roero Arneis
Arneis
is a subset of this territory which comprises the communes of Castellinaldo, Canale, Corneliano d’Alba, Piobesi d’Alba
Piobesi d’Alba
and Vezza d’Alba, plus parts of Baldissero d'Alba, Castagnito, Guarene, Govone, Magliano Alfieri, Montà, Monteu Roero, Pocapaglia, Priocca, Santa Vittoria d'Alba, Santo Stefano Roero
Santo Stefano Roero
and Sommariva Perno.[3] Viticulture[edit] Roero
Roero
is a recognized wine-making area of the Province of Cuneo
Province of Cuneo
in the Piedmont
Piedmont
region; along with its neighbours Langhe
Langhe
and Monferrato
Monferrato
it forms the “Distretto Langhe, Roero
Roero
e Monferrato” wine district.[4] Roero
Roero
wines include the red Roero, as well as the white Roero
Roero
Arneis, and sparkling white Roero Arneis
Roero Arneis
Spumante. The name "Roero" lacking any further specification is reserved for red wines made from a minimum of 95% Nebbiolo
Nebbiolo
grapes with the addition of 2%–5% of non-aromatic red varieties.[5] Roero
Roero
must be aged in cellars for twenty months, six of them in wooden barrels, while Roero
Roero
riserva (reserve) must be aged at least 32 months total, with the same minimum of six months spent in wood.[6] Nebbiolo
Nebbiolo
has 194.90 hectares dedicated to it in Roero.[7] Meanwhile, Roero Arneis
Roero Arneis
and Roero Arneis
Roero Arneis
Spumante
Spumante
are made from 95% Arneis
Arneis
grapes with the rest from non-aromatic white varieties of the Piedmonte region.[5] The Arneis
Arneis
grape variety has 832.89 hectares of vineyards devoted to it in Roero.[7] Roero
Roero
became a DOC region in 1985 and a DOCG region in 2005.[7] Other wines produced include Barbera d'Alba, Birbèt, Bonarda, Favorita, Moscato d' Asti
Asti
and Nebbiolo
Nebbiolo
d'Alba. Notes[edit]

^ Pera madernassa - storia - ricette (in Italian) ^ Enoteca Regionale del Roero
Roero
(in Italian) ^ Map of production zone at regione.piemonte.it ^ Agricoltura in Piemonte - Vini (in Italian) ^ a b " Roero
Roero
eBook" (PDF). winesofroero.com. 2015.  ^ Vendita Vino Italiano ^ a b c "The Wines of Roero". 2015-01-03. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 

References[edit]

Enoteca Regionale del Roero http://www.comune.asti.it/cultura/stemmi/roero.shtml provides an account of the Roero
Roero
family. See also it: Roero
Roero
(famiglia). Official UNESCO photo selection Complete UNESCO photo gallery before selection

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World Heritage Sites in Italy

Northwest

Crespi d'Adda Genoa Mantua
Mantua
and Sabbioneta Monte San Giorgio1 Porto Venere, Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto, Cinque Terre

Corniglia Manarola Monterosso al Mare Riomaggiore Vernazza

Residences of the Royal House of Savoy

Castle of Moncalieri Castle of Racconigi Castle of Rivoli Castello del Valentino Royal Palace of Turin Palazzo Carignano Palazzo Madama, Turin Palace of Venaria Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi Villa della Regina

Rhaetian Railway
Rhaetian Railway
in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes1 Rock Drawings in Valcamonica Sacri Monti of Piedmont
Piedmont
and Lombardy Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe- Roero
Roero
and Monferrato

Northeast

Aquileia The Dolomites Ferrara Modena Cathedral, Torre della Ghirlandina
Torre della Ghirlandina
and Piazza Grande, Modena Orto botanico di Padova Ravenna Venice Verona City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto

Central

Assisi Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri
Cerveteri
and Tarquinia Florence Hadrian's Villa Medici villas Piazza del Duomo, Pisa Pienza Rome2 San Gimignano Siena Urbino Val d'Orcia Villa d'Este

South

Alberobello Amalfi Coast Castel del Monte, Apulia Cilento
Cilento
and Vallo di Diano
Vallo di Diano
National Park, Paestum
Paestum
and Velia, Certosa di Padula Herculaneum Oplontis
Oplontis
and Villa Poppaea Naples Palace of Caserta, Aqueduct of Vanvitelli
Aqueduct of Vanvitelli
and San Leucio
San Leucio
Complex Pompeii Sassi di Matera

Islands

Aeolian Islands Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalù and Monreale Archaeological Area of Agrigento Barumini nuraghes Mount Etna Syracuse and Necropolis of Pantalica Val di Noto

Caltagirone Catania Militello in Val di Catania Modica Noto Palazzolo Acreide Ragusa Scicli

Villa Romana del Casale

Countrywide

Longobards in Italy, Places of Power (568–774 A.D.)

Brescia Cividale del Friuli Castelseprio Spoleto Temple of Clitumnus
Temple of Clitumnus
located at Campello sul Clitunno Santa Sofia located at Benevento Sanctuary of Monte Sant'Angelo
Sanctuary of Monte Sant'Angelo
located at Monte Sant'Angelo

Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps3 Primeval Beech Forests of Europe4 Venetian Works of Defence between 15th and 17th centuries5

Bergamo Palmanova Peschiera del Garda

1 Shared with Switzerland 2 Shared with the Holy See 3 Shared with Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia, and Switzerland 4 Shared with Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain
Spain
and Ukraine 5 Shared with Croatia
Croatia
and Montenegro

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 246253317 GND: 4327993-4

Coordinates: 44°42′00″N 7°51′00″E / 44.7000°N 7.8500°E

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