Angelo Negro Current Releases
`Onorata` Langhe Favorita
Angelo Negro's "Onorata" is 100% Favorita del Roero planted in calcareous soils. Historians believe this grape to be Vermentino that made its way from Sardinia to Piedmont. Favorita earned its name when King Emanuel II declared, Questa e la favorita, or “This is the favorite [grape].”
The wine only sees stainless steel, does not go through malolactic fermentation, and is aged for three to four months on its lees.
`Serra Lupini` Roero Arneis
Arneis is arguably the most important white grape of Piedmont, often referred to as “White Barolo” because of its complexity. Great Arneis has minerality due to the sandy soil it grows in that is also rich in fossils. Roero is the only region in Piedmont where you find this. In the local dialect, Arneis means “little rascal” because of the difficulties associated with growing it.
Like the Favorita, "Serra Lupini" only sees stainless steel, does not go through malolactic fermentation, and is aged for three to four months on its lees.
`Prachiosso` Roero Nebbiolo
Nebbiolo from the Roero is one of the greatest values for serious Nebbiolo in all of Piedmont. Angelo's "Prachiosso" comes from a 35 year old vineyard that is considered a historical cru of the Roero. The vineyard comprises one of the original parcels of the family and church dating back to 1670. Derived from Latin, Prachiosso means “the closing of a valley.”
The wine is macerated for around 18 days before seeing 22 months in mostly neutral oak.