The traditional appointment with the great names from Roero comes round again, offering tasting sessions, meetings, gastronomic workshops and a trip to discover the country houses and landscapes of Roero.
Not only the most prestigious labels of the Roero and Roero Arneis classifications, but also fascinating castles, books and a bus tour to take enthusiasts and tourists on a discovery trip through landscapes embroidered with vineyards in this corner of Piedmont. Sunday 8 and Monday 9 April 2018, Roero Days are back, the event organised by the Consortium for Safeguarding Roero (Consorzio di Tutela Roero), which offers a tasting session of oenological gems from 70 wineries and guided gastronomic samplings, workshops, moments for debate and tours of the area.
After the first edition’s successful conquest of the delightful halls of Venaria Royal Palace, and last year’s captivating events in the Navigli Museum in Milan, this year sees the appointment with Roero and Roero Arneis back in Piedmont, in the cradle of its production, an area patterned with rows of vines, breath-taking slopes and country mansions. In one of these, the Castello di Guarene, the main events will be held. The tasting session will start right here on Sunday 8 April at 10 am.
The calendar of events includes other appointments for your diary, like the presentation of the new vintages of Roero Arneis 2017, Roero 2015 and Roero Riserva 2014, arranged by the Consortium for Monday 9 April at 12 noon, again at the Castello di Guarene.
In addition to the programme for the Castello di Guarene, there will be a series of side events in other prestigious locations, bringing together the ancient roots of the region’s history with the charm of the landscape which is getting ready to enchant the visitors to this event.
Thanks to a special bus, Roero Days will allow you to set out from the gates of the Castello di Guarene to take in the whole DOC area. The event offers guided trips across the territory during Sunday 8 April. The main stops will include: Castello di Monteu Roero, opened to the public by the Berta family in 2012, the Book Fair of Montà, and the towns of Canale and Borbore di Vezza d’Alba (where transport will be provided every 30 minutes and convenient parking available).
On board every bus a specialist guide will tell stories and anecdotes relating to the sights and landmarks as they pass: the Rocche, castles, churches, orchards and most important vineyards.
“For this edition we have chosen to put our land in the spotlight, bringing the visitors directly into Roero country, whether professionals or enthusiasts, from home or abroad,” Francesco Monchiero, President of the Consortium for Safeguarding Roero, explains. “Playing on home ground we can introduce people to the diverse aspects of our production area, from castles to trails among the vineyards, from gastronomic delicacies to the wealth of cultural activities for which the area is distinguished. Roero Days will thus become an occasion for setting up a system by which the character of this lovely corner of Piedmont can be shown to best advantage.”
Another important initiative will be launched by the Consortium during this event: the “Roero Docg Wine Trails” Project, the “MGA Trails” of the Menzioni Geografiche Aggiuntive subzones of Roero DOCG.
Tickets can be bought for Roero Days and workshops can be booked on the website www.consorziodelroero.it or directly at the entrance.