Roero DOCG Riserva Vintage 2017


Roero is a small paradise made up of sandy dunes in yellow ochre clay tones covered with green vineyards, all of which combine to create a magical and enchanted landscape.

The vineyard traditions in the Roero territory were the inspiration for this denomination and have their roots set deeply over time.

Roero is made from pure Nebbiolo grapes, which reach their apex in Barolo and Barbaresco, and in Roero produce a rare fine and elegant wine which has experienced great success over only a few years time.

The vineyard from which it comes is the oldest vineyard of Nebbiolo grapes owned by the company, planted in 1946 by Giovanni Demarie along with his brother when the latter returned from the war.  Giovanni, 20 years younger, has known its brother on his return.

This vineyard, therefore, still tells the story of two brothers among them unknown and a return home after six years of war and captivity.

Tasting Notes

Variety: 100% Nebbiolo grapes

Colour: deep carnet with brick-coloured reflections

Scent in perfume: ethereal and intense with hints of violet, raspberries and blackberries, tinged with elegant touches of spice

Flavour: full-bodied wine, harmonious, warm and powerful. Sensations of violet and red fruits with an undertone of the pleasant spiced fragrances of licorice and cocoa

Best served at: 18 °C – 65 °F

Food matches: braised meats, wild game and tasty mature cheese

Vinification: alcoholic fermentation in steel

Fining: malolactic fermentation and 6 months in French oak barriques

Size / Format: 0,75 l and 1,5 l

Ageing potential: up to 8 years after the harvest


James Suckling 2021 90/100

Guide James Suckling

Score 90/100

Publish Year 2021

Vintage 2017

James Suckling, considered one of the major international wine critics, rated our Roero DOCG Riserva 2017 with a score of 90/100.

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Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 Rating: 90/100 - Silver Medal

Guide Decanter World Wine Awards

Score Rating: 90/100 - Silver Medal

Publish Year 2020

Vintage 2016

Rating: 90/100 – Silver Medal

Precise and pretty red cherry and spice nose. This is supple, reasonably fresh and quite concentrated with a firm tannic structure and fairly long finish.

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James Suckling 2020 90/100

Guide James Suckling

Score 90/100

Publish Year 2020

Vintage 2016

James Suckling, considered one of the major international wine critics, rated our Roero DOCG Riserva 2016 with a score of 90/100.

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Gilbert and Gaillard International Challenge 2020 90/100

Guide Gilbert and Gaillard International Challenge

Score 90/100

Publish Year 2020

Vintage 2016

The Gilbert and Gaillard tasting panel certifies that the Roero Docg Riserva 2016 produced by Az. Demarie has obtained 90/100

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Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2020 86/100

Guide Annuario dei migliori vini italiani

Score 86/100

Publish Year 2020

Vintage 2016

Roero DOCG Riserva 2016

Di gran morbidezza balsamica l’aroma, di gran fittezza la trama compositiva estrattiva dei vini di Demarie.

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I Vini di Veronelli 2020 2 stelle

Guide I Vini di Veronelli

Score 2 stelle

Publish Year 2020

Vintage 2015

Roero DOCG Riserva 2015

I Demarie coltivano le proprie uve sui soleggiati pendii del Roero attraverso metodi compatibili con la salvaguardia dell’ambiente. I vigneti si trovano nei comuni di Vezza, Castagnito, Castellinaldo e Guarene, impiantati prevalentemente con Nebbiolo, Barbera ed Arneis.

La nuova cantina, inaugurata nel 2013, è stata costruita seguendo i più moderni criteri di ecocompatibilità.

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Nebbiolo is the oldest indigenous red-grape vine of Piedmont and one of the noblest and most prestigious in Italy.

Its name derives from ‘nebbia’, the Italian word for mist or fog: some say this is owing to the ‘misty’ look of its grapes, with their velvety covering, and others that it is because the late-ripening grape is often harvested during early autumn fogs.

Known also as ‘Queen of red grapes’ it is a finicky vine, requiring elaborate care and attention in order to thrive.

It is precisely for this reason that it has known both heydays and moments of utter abandon in the past, although local producers have remained faithful to it through thick and thin, continuing to make the great wines it is capable of producing.

Nebbiolo is a demanding vine, needing exactly the right soil type, a south-facing hillside, pruning and training.

calcareous tufa-based soil is ideal for this vine that buds early – towards the middle of April – and ripens later than most other varieties, around the middle of October.

It suffers sudden changes in temperature but oscillations between day and night temperatures are an advantage during the grape ripening phase.

For a correct formation of tannins in the grape skins, south or south-west facing hillsides are required, where spring frosts rarely occur.

The Nebbiolo vine produces strong powerful wines, rich in alcohol, that express their characteristics after a period of ageing.

From the cultivation of Nebbiolo, Piedmont produces some of its greatest red wines, the pride of the Region.

Vineyard & Vintage Features

Roero DOCG Riserva 2017


Production area: Comuni del Roero

Farming: traditional – guyot

Kg of grapes per hectare: no more than 80 quintals/hectar

Max wine liters per hectare: around 5.500 liters

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol vol. (%): 14,5 %

Sugar rate: < 4 g/l

Total SO2: < 100 mg/l

Total acidity: 5,6 g/l