For immediate release:
November 17, 2015 (New York, NY): The harvest of the Roero Nebbiolo and Roero Arneis grapes concluded at the beginning of October with exceptional quality that many are calling, “the vintage of the century” and “one to be remembered for years to come.”
“We are very proud of the 2015 vintage,” exclaimed President of the Roero Consorzio, Francesco Monchiero, “this is one to be celebrated and we cannot wait to taste the wines and share them with the world once they are completed.”
A snow-filled winter provided a significant amount of water, which is important for the sandy soils of Roero that tend to dry in the summer. A mild spring followed allowing for early vegetation, but without the worry for frost.
A hot, but rainy summer helped the grapes to ripen fully, early and, thankfully, the berries stayed healthy which is reflected in the size of the vintage.
The Roero Arneis harvest began for many at the end of August and concluded at the end of September; the Nebbiolo harvest began at the end of September and concluded around October 10th.
The Roero Arneis was harvested in the beginning of September. Berries were, quite often described as “perfect” in both ripeness and appearance. Though Arneis is a minerally focused grape, the wines are expected to have intense aromas and fruit.
The Nebbiolo berries were also early ripening, but had perfectly health conditions resulting in great tannin structure and long aging potential, but maintained the noted elegant style of Roero.
The Roero Arneis will be released in September 2017 and the Roero DOCG and Roero Riserva DOCG will be officially released in September 2018.