2008 Matteo Correggia Roero

2008 Matteo Correggia Roero

2008 Matteo Correggia Roero

There is something about the wines of Piemonte that push my buttons. In particular the aromas of the regions Nebbiolo seem to invoke a soothing Proustian pleasure.

Sometimes the memories the aromas trigger startle with their clarity – the wood of my fathers work-bench  under the house or the smell of my grandfathers tobacco as I sit on his knee watching him pack his pipe….at other times they fade like the colour in sand after a high tide before I can put my finger on them.

All this is apparently because the olfactory bulb is situated close to the hippocampus….the area of the brain associated with memory….maybe they get together for a few drinks and compare notes?….all I know is that the neuro-chemistry of nostalgia is in full swing when I sniff these wines.

The Correggia estate has become one of the beacons for quality within the Roero DOCG. Matteo Correggia inherited his fathers estate in 1985 and quickly built a reputation for high quality wines throughout the range. In 2001, Matteo sadly passed away in a tragic vineyard accident and today Ornella Costa runs the estate, which as become renowned for its championing of sustainable agriculture. Antonio Galloni from the Wine Advocate mentions “The late Matteo Correggia was and remains the spiritual leader of the region.”…….he is sorely missed.

The Roero is located in the lower-altitude, sandy hills to the North of the Tanaro River and northwest of the Langhe. It’s a bit of an underdog of a DOCG when you consider its heavy-hitting near neighbors. Roero gained its DOC in 1985 and was promoted to a DOCG in 2006. Wines permitted in the region are Roero Arneis, Roero Arneis Spumante and the Roero Rosso we are concerned with here produced from Nebbiolo. Initially the reds of the region were to contain no less then 95%-98%  Nebbiolo with Arneis being the other permitted variety……the thought is that this was put in place to protect the Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC but it has since been amended and now wines are allowed to be produced which are 100% Nebbiolo.

A handy map

A handy map

And that is just what this wine is….100% Nebbiolo from around 280 metres above sea level. The soils here are 60% sand, 30% silt, 4% cay and the remainder is made up of various geological bits-n-bobs. The fruit is hand harvested and macerated on skins for 5-7 days before fermentation. Post ferment to wine is aged in old, seasoned oak barriques for 12 months before heading to tank for a further 8 months ageing. The law requires Roero to be aged for a minimum of 18 months before release….in Barbaresco it is set at 2 years and in Barolo 3 years aging is required.

Medium subdued red in hue fading towards the meniscus. The wine displays inviting aromas of wild cherry and blackberry coming to the fore. There are hints of black olive tapenade, subdued spice, rosemary, oregano, mahogany, beef consomme, roasting meats, polished leather and wafts of dried tobacco leaf.

I really enjoyed the weight and fine line of this wine on the palate…..it firmly sits at the lighter end of the medium-bodied spectrum and has a distinct mineral quality throughout. Flavours of blackberry, blackcurrant and wild cherry along with hints of roast beef, rosemary, black olive, tobacco and leather with light touches of truffle and tar. Sprightly and energetic with a sapid palate presence and an almost saline twinge. There are a raft of lovely, grainy tannin as is typical of the variety and the finish trails off with memories of black-fruits, leather and black olive. A great bistro wine….whip up a killer pasta and glug it on down.

Price: $30 – Closure: Cork – Alcohol: 14.5% – Source: Sample – Importer: Prince Wine Store



Tags: , ,

6 Responses to “2008 Matteo Correggia Roero”

  1. La Donna del Vino
    March 3, 2012 at 5:45 am #

    So wonderful to see you write up this estate. I’ve still got a bottle of this and his ‘La Val dei Preti’ wine too in the cellar that I purchased from the Prince. Will crack this one soon, me thinks. Thanks Dave.

    • Dave
      March 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

      Thank you my lovely!…..love to try some of the other wines in the range. Have to get me to the Prince!

      • Philip
        March 3, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

        This can be arranged – trying some of the others in the range, that is.

        • Dave
          March 3, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

          Fantastic!…..I’d love to have a look at them Philip…..really enjoyed the wine

  2. Tiger
    March 4, 2012 at 1:49 am #

    Available at Five Way Cellars chief. I’ve dialled in.

    • Dave
      March 4, 2012 at 2:01 am #

      Nice work Tiger…..you blokes are all over it!

Leave a Reply

can you buy arimidex online arimidex purchase overnight delivery arimidex no prescription needed order arimidex overnight getting arimidex without doctor order arimidex online no prescription purchase Revia paypal without prescription Cycrin buy buy Lamictal no perscription cod buy Casodex without a percsription cheapest Keflex uk order zovirax Revia cheapest place to order how to get a Lamictal prescription buy Cycrin online without a prescription Atarax doctor how to buy Casodex on line buy real Revia buying Zovirax online buy discount desogen on line Buy Vantin generic Buy Zovirax online cheap buy vantin without rx from us pharmacy buy lamictal in mo buy Atarax online us pharmacy Atarax online cash on delivery cheap Zovirax no rx Cycrin with free dr consultation Zovirax without doctor prescription Buy Principen online without prescription generic Casodex tablets cheap arcoxia no script orlistat buy no prescription orlistat overdose purchase xenical money purchase orlistat buy online without rx purchase xenical online without prescription buy xenical without a prescription in the united states no prescription xenical on line pharmacy how to buy orlistat without a prescription pharmacy where you can purchas� orlistat without prescription orlistat 120 mg orlistat online pharmacy where to buy xenical no prescription generic xenical online how to buy feldene on line keflex online sale without prescription where to purchase generic asacol online without a rx desogen buy fedex nonprescription zovirax tenormin non rx fedex overnight free cleocin overnight delivery next day delivery keflex with no script where to buy vantin by cod revia prescription order generic cytotec online no prescription desogen citrate purchase zovirax online no membership order lamictal online without a prescription buy cheap desogen with dr. prescription generic 20mg benicar online fedex arcoxia without priscription purchase vantin money purchase feldene without a r x buy genuine principen online buy benicar online no rx low price rx online website asacol purchase feldene money purchase buy benicar without prescription buy feldene shipped cod purchase feldene without a prescription overnight shipping prescription lamictal no prescriptions needed for arcoxia problems with buying casodex without rx wholesale arcoxia cheap zovirax with out a prescription buy cheap zovirax online tenormin on line no script buy cycrin overnight shipping purchase arcoxia over the counter cod overnight how to buy cleocin without a prescription i want a zovirax prescription buy vantin no rx tenormin fast delivery no doctors arcoxia toronto desogen purchased online without prescription generic asacol 400 mg overnight shipping on generic vantin lamictal ordering without a dr feldene available at health department where to purchase cheap principen no rx buy lamictal cheap without prescription fedex principen without priscription buy asacol without a prescription overnight delivery wholesale zovirax cheap atarax on line buy revia in england buy vantin diet pill buy benicar online without a prescription i want to buy tenormin without a perscription buy cheap vantin line keflex with no prescription and delivered over night atarax oral tablet no prescription discount tenormin order zovirax with no prescription overnight shipping benicar capsule buy cheap vantin generic benicar buy 40 mg buy tenormin online no prescription atarax order online no membership overnight buy in orlistat uk generic xenical online where can i buy orlistat without a prescription? medikament orlistat orlistat no rx order xenical for cash on delivery buy orlistat without a rx overnight delivery xenical prescription online next day delivery buy orlistat next day delivery buying xenical without a prescription xenical no physician buy xenical online without prescription order xenical no prescription xenical 60 mg without prescription cytotec sale no prescription online pharmacy xenical no prescription xenical without a rx xenical online purchase ordering xenical over the counter order orlistat online overnight shipping order no prescription orlistat mail order xenical orlistat cheap online xenical with no prescription overnight shipping orlistat express online non prescription orlistat orlistat cheap no rx required canada buy generic xenical online buy herbal orlistat order xenical without rx how to order xenical online without a rx orlistat bestellen purchase orlistat prescription online buy online orlistat order xenical cheap overnight non prescription xenical buy xenical 120mg buy xenical without a r x purchase rx orlistat without buy orlistat line buy orlistat online uk buy cod orlistat purchase xenical usa cod order cheap overnight orlistat no prescription generic xenical buy cheapest orlistat where to purchase orlistat oral cheap buy xenical no visa online without prescription purchase orlistat cod next day delivery orlistat available canada cheap prices on xenical purchase orlistat cod delivery buy cheapest orlistat order orlistat pharmacy purchasing xenical with overnight delivery buy orlistat pills no prescription xenical without a r x orlistat buy online without rx orlistat fedex purchase orlistat free consultation purchase orlistat visa without prescription xenical no prescription needed 120mg buy orlistat in england purchase xenical without a rx online orlistat available at health department canadian prescriptions xenical xenical no prescription needed 120mg non prescription orlistat orlistat in usa canadian pharmacy orlistat orlistat online purchase orlistat online no prescriptions required from the us buy xenical no prescription xenical no rx foreign buy xenical next day delivery buy xenical online without a script orlistat ordered without a prescription xenical shipped cash on (buy orlistat online without a prescription|Orlistat purchase without perscripotion|buy generic Orlistat online no prescription|buy Orlistat without prescription|buy Orlistat without a prescription in the united states|buy Orlistat 60mg|buy Orlistat next day delivery|Orlistat with no prescription|Orlistat without a prescription|generic Orlistat online|Orlistat 60 mg without a prescription|Orlistat sale no prescription|where to buy Orlistat) (orlistat no prescription needed 120mg|Orlistat available canada|Orlistat fedex|best place to buy Orlistat online?|buy Orlistat online uk|buy Orlistat no prescription|can i buy Orlistat online|can i get Orlistat without rx|how to order Orlistat|how to purchase Xenical|order Orlistat online no prescription Pharma Life|Pay COD for Xenical without prescription|Orlistat order online|Orlistat ordered without a prescription|Orlistat buy online|were to buy Orlistat) xenical online uk (orlistat cheap no rx required canada|Orlistat purchase without perscripotion|buy generic Orlistat online|buy Orlistat pills no prescription|Orlistat precio|Orlistat without a prescription|generic Orlistat online|generic Orlistat without a precsriptions|Orlistat without prescriptions in usa|Xenical generic no prescription) (order orlistat mastercard|canadian generic Orlistat no prescription|non prescription Orlistat) (prescription orlistat|Orlistat online purchase|buy Xenical australia|Orlistat online cheap|order Orlistat without rx|UK medication Orlistat Xenical buy online|where to purchase Orlistat oral cheap) buy xenical overnight delivery buy xenical online without rx xenical prescription online next day delivery (buy orlistat online us pharmacy|Orlistat online sale without prescription|canadian generic Orlistat no prescription|overnight shipping on generic Orlistat|Orlistat purchase overnight delivery|where can i get Orlistat without a prescription) buy xenical amex online buy orlistat without a prescription online buy orlistat without a prescription in the united states xenical online prescriptions with no membership buy orlistat no visa online without prescription orlistat generic order orlistat without rx from us pharmacy purchace orlistat online orlistat price overnight no prescription xenical buy xenical online overnight buy discount orlistat line orlistat online no rx overnight buy orlistat without prescription australia orlistat capsule orlistat without prescriptions purchasing xenical online without prescription orlistat with no rx purchase xenical pay pal online without prescription orlistat online consultant order generic xenical online no prescription buy orlistat no prescriptions buying xenical without a prescription where can i buy orlistat i need to order xenical without a prescription buy orlistat oral no prescription orlistat with fedex buy orlistat in england generic orlistat no prescription (buy orlistat canada|generic Orlistat no prescription|Orlistat oral tablet no prescription discount|non prescription Orlistat|ordering Orlistat online without a precription|Orlistat online without a prescription) ordering Orlistat online without a precription orlistat cheap on online orlistat available at health department buy no prescription xenical orlistat cost buy orlistat without prescription australia where to buy xenical no prescription no fees generic orlistat prices xenical on line no script orlistat suppliers buy cheap orlistat under without rx xenical on line no script buy orlistat without prescription australia real orlistat without prescription buy maxalt online pills buy Maxalt epharmacist buy maxalt without a perscription revia with free dr consultation no prescription needed feldene revia 50mg buy keflex epharmacist generic lamictal buy 100 mg generic tenormin usa principen with no prescriptions purchase asacol online no membership overnight shipping vantin with out a prescription i need to order lamictal without a prescription buy vantin online cheap benicar with no presciption atarax side effects buy vantin online 200 mg no prescription cycrin orderd online without prescription buy arcoxia doctor prescription how to order Arimidex online without a prescription Arimidex no rx in us buy Arimidex cheap getting Arimidex without doctor buy Arimidex next day delivery Arimidex 1 mg without prescription buy cheap Arimidex where to buy Revia by cod Keflex 7500 mg Atarax free consultation fedex overnight delivery c.o.d Atarax cheap Keflex without a prescription uk Keflex cheap Tenormin sale to buy cytotec prednisolone uk Premarin prescription online requip canada pharmacy Premarin online india buy cheap requip Premarin online order generic name for Premarin requip 1mg tablets 1 mg requip requip order buy requip online cheap requip 1mg dosage buy requip online without prescription buy requip australia what is the generic for requip online Maxalt purchase maxalt free consultation buy maxalt no prescription Maxalt online purchase buy Maxalt on line canada maxalt generic Maxalt uk buy Maxalt online no rx best buy Maxalt Maxalt side effects purchase vantin visa purchasing vantin without a script purchase casodex without prescription pay cod purchase vantin visa buy zovirax with a mastercard where to purchase generic revia online without a prescription buy cheap generic arcoxia asacol online sale without prescription generic arcoxia without prescription cheapest place to buy revia buy revia no visa without rx problems with buying revia without rx revia online next day shipping buy revia without a perscription non prescription cheap revia uk order revia buy revia no visa without rx non presciption revia order no online rx revia principen no prescription required online Maxalt Maxalt overnight buy Maxalt legally Maxalt without rx order Maxalt no rx prezzo Maxalt prescription Maxalt buy Maxalt australia order no prescription Maxalt buy cod Maxalt no prescription Maxalt purchase Maxalt overnight order Maxalt no rx cheap Maxalt usa where can i buy herbal Maxalt purchase Maxalt buy cheap Maxalt line how to buy Maxalt without a prescription online Maxalt order purchase Maxalt online without rx buy cheap generic maxalt online Maxalt from india is it safe Maxalt without doctor prescription where buy Maxalt cheap Maxalt usa buy Maxalt cheap without prescription purchase Maxalt on line no rx online prescription Maxalt Maxalt cheap mexican Maxalt precio Maxalt apotheke buy Maxalt with mastercard buy low cost Maxalt buy maxalt online pills buy Maxalt best place to buy arcoxia online? buy revia online uk zovirax without dr atarax prescription cost lamictal online buy saturday delivery buy cheap benicar online buy benicar pill cleocin apotheke buy asacol fed ex lamictal order overnight shipping buy cleocin without a prescription in the united states can i get vantin without rx buy vantin overnight delivery cheap cleocin no prescription no prescription arcoxia on line pharmacy keflex no physician approval vantin with no rx buy vantin online without a script how to buy casodex on line lamictal purchase online buy vantin online without dr approval Arimidex to buy in canada buy Arimidex where can i get Arimidex buy generic Arimidex canada Arimidex online order where can i buy Arimidex over the counter purchase tenormin online order cycrin without prescription tenormin overnight buy atarax without a prescription buy casodex without a prescription to ship overnight purchase Premarin online order Premarin online is Premarin a prescription drug order Premarin requip price australia