The Roero district is situated at the heart of the wine hills between Langa and Monferrato. An aristocratic land, it is named after a noble local family that was powerful during the Middle Ages. 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.