Fine Wines from Roero in the Piedmont: New Releases from Negro Angelo e Figli

Giovanni Negro

Located in Monteu Roero not far from Canale in the Piedmont hills, Negro Angelo e Figli is one of the oldest winemaking families of the Roero.  The family has cultivated vines since the 17th century and today has vines in Monteu Roero, Canale and Barbaresco. Giovanni Negro, who made the first dry Arneis on record in 1972, manages the estate with his family. As we can attest to, visitors to the winery can expect a most warm and hospitable welcome from the entire family: Giovanni and his wife Maria Elisa and their four children—Gabriele, Angelo, Emanuela, and Giuseppe.  Angelo leads the winemaking today.  US Importer: The Piedmont Guy

The Wines

Angelo Negro 2019 Onorata Favorita Langhe 89  Showing melon and pear aromas and flavors with just a hint of lime zest, this is a pleasant, quaffable wine with brisk acidity that lends a petillant character to the wine. Made from the Favorite variety, it’s fruit forward and super fresh. Sourced from Roero vineyards and fermented and ages in stainless steel. 
 

Angelo Negro 2019 Serra Lupini Arneis Roero  90+  This softly textured Arneis is redolent of pear and white melon. It has a suave attack and a perfumed, honeyed palate. It offers nice, easy drinking. Sourced from a 20+ year old vineyard in Monteu Roero with sandy calcareous soil located at about 300m elevation. 

Angelo Negro 2018 Perdaudin Arneis Roero 92  Considerably more dense than the Serra Lupini, the single vineyard Perdaudin is a refined Arneis with notable minerality. The palate is zesty, rich and beautifully balanced with lingering notes of citrus and oyster shell. Sourced from a 45 year old vineyard in the Prachiosso Cru where the sandy soils are especially rich in fossils. Matured sur lies in stainless with battonage for 7 months. 13.5% alc. 
 

Angelo Negro 2016 Prachiosso Roero 92  Medium red. The Prachiosso Nebbiolo offers an aromatic nose with notes of pomegranate, plum and tobacco leaf. The palate is full and mouth filling with a silky texture and good depth of rich red fruit complemented by hints of earth and tobacco. Sourced from the sandstone and fossil soils of the Prachiosso Cru in Monteu Roero and matured in cask and barrique. 14.5% alc.

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