Roagna's 2018 Releases
The Roagna family has been making wine since the late 19th century and the estate is now run by Luca Roagna, whose first harvest was in 2001. Luca remains true to the traditions of his forebears but has perfected the style with an extremely pure expression of each terroir and vine. His wines are extraordinarily complex and ethereal with incredible ageing potential. When visiting the cellars of Piedmont Luca’s name is often mentioned as one of the top winemakers in the region.
The vines are located in Barbaresco and Barolo, with famous parcels in some of the region’s best vineyards. Luca is always keen to emphasise the age and quality of the vines, some of which are 100 years old, and the importance of biodiversity in the vineyard. He uses traditional massal selection to propagate his vines and grows grasses and flowers between the rows to create a diverse sanctuary for wildlife. In the cellar, wild yeasts, long maceration times and judicious ageing in large old casks allows the wines to achieve their fullest expression. As a result, the wines are released later than most other producers.
We are delighted to release the 2013 wines from Roagna, a highly acclaimed year in Barbaresco and Barolo, as well as the rare flagship Barbaresco Crichët Pajé 2010, considered a “great vintage” by Luca. We are also pleased to release two unique whites, Solea and Montemarzino 2016.
Roagna’s wines are highly sought after and are strictly allocated so please contact us as soon possible.
Solea 2016 - £265 Per 6 Bottles In Bond
Solea comes from the Pira Vineyard in Castiglione Falletto and is an unusual blend of Chardonnay with a small percentage of Nebbiolo which gives it a unique character. Fermented in large casks and aged in neutral barrels for about two years this is a fantastically refreshing wine with notes of lemon zest and lime and a spicy creamy texture. Drink from release.
Montemarzino 2016 - £265 Per 6 Bottles In Bond
Made from 100% Timorasso from a small vineyard in the town of Montemarzino in the Colli Tortonesi, this wine is fermented with natural yeasts in large oak casks followed by two years of ageing. It is bursting with aromas of wild flowers and lemons followed by bright citrus flavours and a deeply mineral finish. Drink from release.
Barbaresco Pajè 2013 - £395 Per 6 Bottles In Bond
One of the historic vineyards of the village and produced from 25+ year old vines, this wine has perfumed aromas of spices, sweet cherries and crushed roses. The palate is supple and refreshing with pure redcurrant and bright red cherry characters balanced by refined mineral tannins. This wine is beautiful now but will age for another decade. Drink from 2018.
Barbaresco Pajè Vecchie Viti 2013 - £795 Per 6 Bottles In Bond
This is a limited edition wine made from the oldest vines in the vineyard. The bouquet is full of herbs and spices with hints of liquorice and tobacco. Dark cherry fruits with hints of sage and spices are balanced by incredibly fine tannins. This wine would benefit from a few more years in bottle before drinking. Drink from 2022.
Barbaresco Asili Vecchie Viti 2013 - £795 Per 6 Bottles In Bond
Roagna’s parcel of Asili is located in the middle of the hill and has vines which are at least 50 years old. An extremely elegant expression of Nebbiolo with an expansive bouquet of roses and bright red fruits, this wine has beautifully integrated and refined tannins and a long mineral finish. Production is extremely limited. Drink from 2022.
Barbaresco Montefico Vecchie Viti 2013 - £795 Per 6 Bottles In Bond
Montefico was purchased by the family in 1929 and is located in the middle part of the amphitheatre shaped vineyard facing the village of Neive. The vines are at least 50 years old and production is also is extremely limited. Very complex with perfumed aromas, it has a fine tannic grip which is characteristic of this wine and enables it to age for several decades. Drink from 2023.
Barolo Pira 2013 - £395 Per 6 Bottles In Bond
Pira is a historic vineyard located in the village of Castiglione Falletto and is the largest single parcel own by the family with a diverse range of micro parcels. This is an extremely appealing wine with an expressive bouquet of dark cherries and sweet herbs. On the palate, silky smooth wild berry flavours are balanced by refined tannins. A wine which is delicious from release, it will also age well. Drink from 2018.
Barolo Pira Vecchie Viti 2013 - £795 Per 6 Bottles In Bond
The Vecchie Viti is deeper and richer than the regular Pira. Intensely flavoured with silky textures it has layers of dark fruits mingled with spicy, floral notes which lead to an incredibly long finish. This wine is made from very old vines dating back to 1937 and is a beautifully pure expression of this exceptional terroir. Drink from 2023.
Barbaresco Crichët Pajé 2010 - £1,650 Per 3 Bottles In Bond
The word “Crichët” means “top of the small hill” which refers to a very special parcel which has a high content of limestone. The youngest vines are more than 60 years-old. Crichët Pajé requires long ageing in large oak barrels and is released approximately 10 years after the harvest. Production is extremely limited and larger bottles are rarer still. This wine has an ethereal bouquet with delicate notes of exotic flowers, spices and white truffles. On the palate, silky textures and beautifully pure, elegant fruit characters are perfectly balanced. This is the ultimate expression of Roagna’s wines due to its incredible complexity and longevity. Drink from 2020.
Offered En Primeur, subject to confirmation. Balanced orders will be given priority.
Shipment anticipated late December 2018.