The Cornarea wines are the result of a precise choice: that of reinforcing the historical relationship between local wines with their territory.

Cornarea was born in 1975, when 12 hectares of land were planted with Arneis grapes, the aim of which was saving and giving new life to this historical, autochthonous wine.

Cornarea, still now, follows the same philosophy and only makes wine with local grapes, Arneis and Nebbiolo. These grapes are produced from the same vineyards and grown on the hill bearing the same name, which have, by now, reached their full growth...


The wine

Vinification: obtained from Nebbiolo grapes in the Roero area, hand-picked within the first week of october, Nebbiolo d'Alba Cornarea is refined for one year in 14-hectolitre barrels.

Colour: ruby red colour with grenade reflexes.
Perfume: fruity and fragrant scent with cherry and violet scents and a spicy base of liquorice and cinnamon.
Savour: its taste is warm and rich with a relevant acid flavour, but well balanced and with the right amount of tannin and a background aroma of berry jam.
Serving temperature: 18 degrees

The vineyard

The Nebbiolo grapes are cultivated directly in the historic Cornarea in Canale d'Alba, in the heart of the Roero area, an area where the Nebbiolo has been cultivated and produced since ancient times.
Variety: Nebbiolo (100%)
Vineyard dimension: 3 hectares
Production per hectare: 800 kilos
Type of cultivation: against espalier, "a Guyot" pruning
Average altitude: 280 m above sea level
Exposure: south-west, west
Soil: sand and ferrous clay prevail, rich in magnesium
Planted in: 1975-1978-1979

Gastronomy

It wonderfully matches meat, roasts, game and cheeses.