Matteo Correggia Roero
Roero’s inspirational grower died tragically in June 2001. His legacy from 14 years of undinting effort is Nebbiolo and Barbera of unprecedented quality from the ‘other’ (northern) side of the River Tanaro. Ornella Correggia is now assisted by Luca Rostagno in her efforts to maintain quality. Both Nebbiolo and Barbera undergo a relatively short maceration before being aged in new oak. Like others of modernist leanings who have really succeeded, there is a density and quality to the fruit that ensure the wines have real character, structure and aroma. The dense, powerful cru Roero red, made since 1996, is consistently very impressive while a new Langhe blend, Le Marne Grigie was released from the 2000 vintage. It is made only from French varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah but also Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) vinified together. Whites include lively Roero Arneis and ripe, Bordeaux style oak-aged Sauvignon Langhe Bianco. Also made is Anthos, a dry version of Brachetto – much better is a small quantity of a enchanting Brachetto Passito (dried for 2 months) is occasionally made.
To find out more about Matteo Correggia and their wines, and to see how we reviewed and rated their wines you can check out the Wine Guide North-West Italy..
Or indeed you can check out the new extensively updated 9th edition Wine Behind the Label Wine Guide that is 2250 pages, it reviews around 4000 vineyards and over 30,000 wines.