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From Rocche to Tanaro

We are in Piedmont, in the province of Cuneo. Roero is that section of land located to the northern part of Alba, on the left bank of the river Tanaro, between the plain of Carmagnola and the low hills of Asti.

As in many other areas of Piedmont, wine production in Roero has a millennial history: it has developed even before the arrival of the Romans, until the presence of Liguri, probably due to the influence of the Etruscans, and extends with more increasing intensity up to the present day.


Roero is characterized by a remarkable variety of landscapes with woods and orchards next to the vines.

One of the elements that characterize the landscape of Roero are the Rocche, steep slopes cutting the territory from the South-West to the North-East, from Pocapaglia to Montà, dividing the continental gravel and fluvial clay-based soils from those of marine origin, where the vine finds its ideal conditions.

In June 2014, the wine-producing landscapes of Roero, along with those of Langhe and Monferrato, were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site since «they are an outstanding living testimony to the historical tradition of the cultivation of grapes, of the wine-producing processes, of a social, rural context, and of an economic fabric based on the culture of wine».

The Roero DOCG area 

The Roero DOCG area covers the entire administravtive territory of the municipalities of Canale, Corneliano d’Alba, Piobesi d’Alba and Vezza d’Alba, and part of those of Baldissero d’Alba, Castagnito, Castellinaldo, Govone, Guarene, Magliano Alfieri, Montà, Montaldo Roero, Monteu Roero, Monticello d’Alba, Pocapaglia, Priocca, S.Vittoria d’Alba, S.Stefano Roero and Sommariva Perno.

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Montà is our village

The municipality of Montà is located in the North-Western corner of Roero. Montà makes up 10% of the total vine-planted hectares of the appellation, with 74.00 hectares planted with Arneis and 23.65 planted with Nebbiolo. Just next to the Rocche, especially above the altitude of 350m, there are very sand-rich soils with a low calcareous content. As we move to West, at a lower altitude, we find looser and generally arid plots, lacking a calcareous element on a superficial level. These soils are suitable for the Roero Arneis production, characterised by notable elegance, freshness, and minerality. It leads to a delicate expression of Roero with a moderate level of alcohol and tannins.

Wine Tours among the Roero crus

Four different itinerary circuits (so that you can park and get back to your car at the end of the excursion) suitable for trekkers, mountain bikers and e-bike fans. Four easy trails to discover the region’s cru, the high quality vineyards that have transformed Roero, along with Langhe and Monferrato, into a World Heritage Site.


Born through collaboration between Consorzio di Tutela Roero and the Ecomuseo delle Rocche del Roero, this is a new tourism project which is intended to support and be paired with the map of the Ecomuseo’s 27 theme trails and the map of the Roero Bike Tour. It will therefore be inserted into the spectrum of proposals aimed at the kind of tourism known as “Slow Tourism”.

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