Roagna, Nebbiolo, Langhe Rosso, Piedmont 2016
The grapes come from Roagna's younger vines (20-25 years old) in Pira in Castiglione Falletto (Barolo) and in Paje in Barbaresco.
The fine estate of Roagna has long roots in the commune of Barbaresco, having been started very early in the twentieth century by Vincenzo Roagna. Today the property is run by Luca Roagna, the fifth generation of the family
While this wine is made from Luca's younger vines, most producers would use this fruit for their Barbaresco or Barolo. The wine could easily be mistaken for either in a blind tasting. Fresh and bright with a textured mid palate and a long savory finish, this is among the best bottling that bears the Langhe appellation name.
Fermentation lasts ten days in large wood casks. They ferment with a pied de cuvée made from their indigenous yeasts. They then use the technique of submerged cap, which can last 60 days. The wine is aged in large neutral French botti. The oak Luca uses is never toasted but instead made by using hot steam instead of flame. The wine is normally aged for five years in wood before release.
Style: Big and Bold