The characteristic landscape alternates towers, vineyards, orchards, woods and the wild beauty of the so-called rocche.
In the Roero hills this ancient and unique phenomenon of erosion of the river Tanaro has created precipices that appear all of a sudden, some of them hundreds of metres deep.
The sandy hill walls create sharp rocks with the most wild and wonderful shapes, and magnificent natural amphitheatres through which it is possible to walk following the old peasant tracks.
The rocche also testify to the civilization of wine, revealing the geological strata in which the vines sink their roots.
Aromas & Flavours
Not just grapes. Roero is a region very rich in high-quality food products, in particular fruit and vegetables. Those who know this area know that the ordered vineyards are alternated with fruit and chestnut orchards, which in this area give results of absolute excellence.
Among the best-known products of this area of Piemonte the strawberries (a signature product in particular of Baldissero d’Alba, and Sommariva Perno), peaches – especially the Canale peaches –, the Madernassa pear, which takes its name from a suburb of Vezza d’Alba, the chestnut della madonna (a typical cultivar of Roero), appreciated for the early ripening, and the beef tomatoes are all surely to be remembered.
As in the Langhe, in Roero mushrooms and white truffles of exceptional quality are also gathered, which are used to enrich sumptuous dishes such as the traditional tajarin (ribbon pasta).
Great quality products are also obtained from beekeeping, especially with acacia and chestnut honey.