This historical Piedmont winery located in Sant’Anna di Monteu Roero was founded by Audino Negro in 1670. The Nebbiolo grapes used for this wine came from the Prachioss vineyard, which along with the Perdaudin parcel, are the two original estate vineyards planted in 1670.
The winery’s current proprietor is Giovanni Negro who also made history when he produced the first dry Roero Arneis on record in 1971. More than three centuries later they’ve learned a thing or two about cultivating Nebbiolo and Arneis. This wine is in the perfect window of age for immediate consumption, and required very little breathing time before the floral aromas came alive.
On the palate there is some candied orange peel, anise and fresh tobacco with some dusty earth on the slightly tannic finish. Pair this with a classic Eggplant Parmesan served with Amatriciana sauce over some Benedetto Cavalieri penne pasta. The combination was magical.
Very Good | $36 | 14.0% ABV