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Matteo Correggia, Roero, 2011

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Matteo Correggia, Roero, 2011

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When people here the name Nebbiolo they think of power house wines from Barolo and Barbaresco, Piedmonts prestigious areas. But, Nebbiolo isn’t restricted to those two growing areas. Matteo Corregia who took over his family’s farm in 1985 believed that Roero, where his family farm was located in Piedmont could also make great wines. According to Winesearcher.com, Roero got its name from a powerful banking family from the Middle Ages.
The Matteo Correggia website mentions Matteo’s desire to make high quality wines in Roero. Roero has long been known for producing high quality versions of Arneis, an ancient white grape. By 2000 Correggia was gaining recognition and winning awards for his wines. Tragically, Matteo was killed in a tractor accident in 2001. His wife, Ornella, was left in charge of the vineyards, but other local winemakers stepped in to help out, among them, Giorgio Rivetti of La Spinetta.
The 2011 Matteo Correggia, Roero is 100% Nebbiolo. It is ruby red and the nose is full of red berries with rose petals and violets. The palate has plenty of tart red fruit, plenty of floral notes with soft firm tannins and nice acidity on the medium finish to balance the fruit.
For a fraction of the price of a good Barolo you can enjoy the Correggia Nebbiolo. Of course this doesn’t replace Barolo, just a great example of how Nebbiolo can be made in a different area. Enjoy the Correggia Roero with grilled meats and tasty beef stews.

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