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The Favorita grape, together with the Arneis, constitutes the scientific origin of the white berries of Roero, and the name Favorita comes from the fact that this grape has conquered the hearts of local winemakers over the centuries, becoming their favorite grape. The Favorita grape has a white, medium to large, spherical or ellipsoidal, short berry with a medium sized, waxy, greenish skin that turns golden yellow or amber in good sunlight. The cluster is medium sized, cylindrical or pyramidal with one or two wings, usually loose or medium compact with a large, pentagonal or spherical, five-lobed leaf. Favorita grape yields are high and production is high and consistent, which is why good winemakers prune the vine to ensure quality.

Favorita wines have a pale straw yellow color and a nose with persistent citrus and fruit aromas. On the palate, Favorita wines are fresh, fruity, refreshing and have a soft finish. Until recently, Favorita grapes were used in blends to add freshness to grapes that lacked freshness. However, in recent years this has changed and Favorita wines are gradually becoming more widely available and appreciated. Favorita wines are excellent as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to fish dishes, typical Piedmontese appetizers or risottos, dishes that are complemented by the delicate flavor and acidity of Favorita wine. - Gerardo [TS06/23]

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