Wine Details

Malvira Roero Riserva Renesio DOCG

This vineyard’s name, Renesio, is thought to be tied to the naming of the local white variety, Arneis. In fact, Malvirà produces both an Arneis and the Roero Riserva from grapes grown on this southeastern-facing hillside in Canale. The wine hits the palate with an explosion of dark cherries and blueberries, mixed with smoke, tobacco, liquorice and even a hint of chocolate. This is a more “masculine” showing of Roero, brooding and earthy with a long life ahead of it.

Region:

Producer:

Malvira

Varietal:

100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard:

Renesio

Yield:

50 hl/ha

Aging:

Aging in French oak for 24 months

Alcohol content:

14.0%

Age of vines:

40 years

Production:

10,000 bottles

Soil:

Calcareous clay

Average altitude:

300 m

Vinification:

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks

Harvest:

October, hand-harvesting and hand de-stemming

First vintage:

1996

Cellar:

Malvira, Canale

Bottling:

Refinement in the bottle for 12 months

Release:

3 years after harvest

Recent press reviews

93

Malvira Roero Riserva Renesio DOCG 2015

Falstaff Magazine (93)- "Rich, bright ruby red with a delicately brightening, rust-red edge. Appealing nose, of ripe strawberries and raspberries, lush forest fruits are underlaid with a noble spicy tone. On the palate with tightly woven tannins, juicy, spreads out nicely, extremely polished with a delicately salty finish."

93

Malvira Roero Riserva Renesio DOCG 2015

International Wine Review (93)- "Offering an enticing floral nose of rose petals and red cherries, the Renesio is our favorite of the Malvira Roeros. It's more feminine and refined than the Mombeltramo. It's very fresh and less earthy on the palate with lovely pure, concentrate red cherry and berry flavors, both fresh and dried. Aged 24 months in French oak. The Renesio vineyard is 300 meters in altitude and stretches about 4.5 hectares. The soil is made of calcareous clay, and the vineyard is located in Canale with a south facing exposition. "

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Malvira Roero Riserva Renesio DOCG 2014

Decanter (91)- "This well-known estate was founded in the 1950s and now produces three Roero Riservas. Renesio exhibits a sweet, delicate raspberry nose which has charm and some finesse. This isn't a massive wine, but has some elegance and persistence as well as a fresh, nimble presence on the palate. Concentrated, balanced and stylish, the perky acidity comes into play on the finish."