CODE: 3040

Langhe Doc, Favorita "Meo"

Region

Monteu Roero, Roero (Piemonte)

Grape variety

Favorita

Uomo

Antonio Viglione

Winery
Grape Variety
The Favorita grape is a genotype of Vermentino, which arrived on these hills thanks to the travels of the merchants of Liguria. Favorita wines are elegant, with a very persistent floral and fruity bouquet (apricot and peach). The maturation times are long, so the producer can choose to make a wine characterized by freshness or foster a full polyphenolic maturation.
Terroir
Roero is a small wine region in Piemonte on the right shore of the Tanaro river. The soils are mainly made up of sandstones (sedimentary rocks of marine origin), often mixed with limestone or sand; they are very rich in mineral salts. The climate is particularly dry, with little rainfall which is not retained by sandy soils. During the maturation period there are always favourable temperature ranges. In some areas the vineyards have slopes so strong that people talk about of “heroic” viticulture.
Uomo
Antonio (everyone calls him Tonino) was among the first to understand the potential of this territory, founding almost 50 years ago the primitive association of winemakers, which would later give birth to the Roero Arneis Docg wine. Tonino chose sandy soils, less rich in organic substances to plant Favorita vineyards. He also controls the natural aptitude of this vine to produce many bunches through thinning, with the aim of having very rich aromatic grapes.
Vinification and finishing
Pressing of the whole bunch, transfer of the must into tanks at controlled temperature. “White” vinification, aging in steel tanks on fine lees.
Tasting notes
Intense straw yellow color. It has a floral and at the same time fruity bouquet; easily evanescent hints of chamomile and broom flowers, others more persistent of yellow fruit such as peach. The taste is fine and elegant, with a fruity flavor, citrus hints and good acidity. Long and persistent aftertaste.
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