The Roero is a region of rolling hills immediately adjacent to the Langhe between Alba and Asti. The Roero was elevated to DOCG status in 2004 for red wines made from Nebbiolo and white wines made from Arneis. This is the star appellation for Arneis in particular, and the grape dominates the 2,500 acres of vineyards and 430,000 cases of wine produced annually.

While it is true that Piedmont is noted primarily for its great red wines, Arneis is the white wine of choice for the great restaurants of Alba and the surrounding villages. Arneis is a crisp, racy, high acid white that makes an excellent aperitif or accompaniment to shellfish and seafood. The wines are widely available on export markets and a number of major Barolo and Barbaresco producers source Arneis here to produce a white wine. (Wine/Appellations)