The Arneis grape variety, whose origin is lost in the mists of time, is cultivated since ancient times in the hilly and sandy soils of the Roero.
Here the Tenuta Fratelli Povero owns the "Terre del Conte" vineyard from which they obtain all the product necessary for the production of their Roero Arneis, a wine that now ranks among the great D.O.C.G. whites of the Italian oenological tradition.
This wine is straw white in colour with greenish reflections. It has an intense and fresh fragrance, with a dry and delicate flavour. Its main notes, which may depend on the year, are fresh hay, pippin apple, almond and pineapple.
Best served at around 10°C, the Arneis wine is a good aperitif and goes well with appetizers, creamy and velvety soups and with fish dishes.
Andreas Larsson (Best Sommelier of the World) choosed our Roero Arneis to be included in the Wine List of Citè du Vin in Bordeaux.
The Favorita, a rare and typical vine of the Roero, produces a white grape which was once only used as table grape. However, after long and thorough experimentation, it has found its use as wine grapes as well.
But to achieve a satisfactory end product, a careful selection of raw materials and a special care in the winemaking is required.
Being aware of this, the Povero brothers only use the grapes chosen in their "Terre dei Laramè" vineyard, planted in a sandy and sunny soil and using the most modern winemaking technology. The resulting wine has a pale straw yellow colour with a delicate and fresh fragrance, dry taste, a good aroma and a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Distinguishable scents of green hazelnut and exotic fruits. Best served at around 8° with fish dishes or roasted meat accompanied by white sauces.
Tumlin Roero is a red wine of undisputed prestige, obtained from a strict selection of Nebbiolo grapes.
The grapes come from the vineyard "Tumlin" within the Fratelli Povero estate, which extends over a hill of Roero where the geological and climatic conditions are most suitable for a vine such as the Nebbiolo".
After 18 months' ageing in wooden barrels, the Roero takes on a brilliant ruby red colour and progressively displays garnet undertones with ageing. The scent, soft and fragrant at first, becomes ethereal over time. The taste is dry, harmonious, with good persistence and hints of violet, raspberry, blackberry and almond.
Best served at a temperature of around 18°C. This red wine goes well with fondue, pasta dishes (especially risotti) and red meats.
Grandpa Tumlin told that in 1948, when planting the first vineyard, he felt a strong emotional bond and possession towards his own land, together with the pride to be able to continue the tradition of his ancestors whose roots date back until 1837. A precious heritage of ancient wisdom, that Tumlìn handed down to our parents, to us, and even to our children.
He taught us to listen to the seasons while watching the shoots, the vine leaves and grapes, almost caressing them along their growth.
He gave us the typical perseverance of a peasant who can patiently wait Nature's reward for his efforts. This is the heritage of grandpa Tumlin.
Ours is the story of a family and an alliance between old and new generations, which now makes it possible to renew the past by accepting the innovations of the future.
Thanks to these strong roots in our land and in our history, the wines made by Cantine Povero today are "bottled experiences" that are meant as a gift to the world. Our values A perfect symbiosis, a strong union between man and Nature where each stage is supported by an experienced oenological practice that allows the glass to become a veritable poetry of the senses: balance, immediacy, depth, preciousness.
The lands rhythms and seasons are fully respected: the ethical code of Cantine Povero consists in responsible work in the vineyards, constant attention and carefulness and in listening to Nature so that each grape releases its most intense aroma and its most authentic personality.
The dedication for the land results also in an environmentally sustainable development: the traditional cultivation in the vineyards is practiced with the support of natural eco-friendly technologies: herbicides and chemical fertilizers are not used; self-production of electricityneeded by the production phases is made possible thanks to an innovative photovoltaic systemthat reduces daily emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere; all the water necessary to production steps is extracted, extremely pure, from the ancient family-owned water well.