Roero, Riserva, Roche d'Ampsej
    Matteo Correggia

    Roero, Riserva, Roche d'Ampsej,



    Matteo Correggia, Roero, Riserva, Roche d'Ampsej, 2013

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Matteo Correggia, Roero, Riserva, Roche d'Ampsej, 2013

    Redder fruits than the other Correggia wines, a step up in finesse and complexity, juicy small wild red berry fruit mixed with strong oak spice and balsamic notes, with fruit liqueur touches on the finish. The longer this is open the more the fruit dominates the initially forceful oak. There are similarities to the wines of La Morra but this is very much its own thing, slighter and more immediate than a Barolo, softer sweet fruits and spice characteristics. Smoother and less chunky. A single vineyard Roero of 45-year-old vines planted on a mixture of light, sandy soils typical of Roero together with less common clay , which produce Roeros extraordinary class and composure that can age well. As of the 2005 vintage this is designated DOCG, so can now be called Riserva. Aged for two years in oak barrels and two years in bottle.



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    Matteo Correggia

    Matteo Correggia

    Matteo Corregiga learned everything about the vine from his father and, having never gone to any kind of oenology college, was taught his winemaking skills by Elio Altare and other local friends. Matteo started bottling his own wine with great success when his father died in 1985 making them the very best Piedmont has to offer. The indigenous white Arneis and black Brachetto vines are carefully nurtured to produce beautifully individual wines. The Roeros are made from Nebbiolo but are evidently more refi ned than Barolo due to the lighter soils in the region – they are exquisitely pure and truly outstanding. 2000 was Matteo’s last vintage after his tragic vineyard accident. His wife Ornella and her children, with the help of talented young wine maker Luca Rostagno, now run the estate.

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