We are not trying to change history here; we’d rather contribute to it.
– Luca Roagna
The Roagna family has been farming their land and making Barbaresco from it since 1800. The estate contains 15 hectares in some of the most historic vineyards in Barbaresco including Pajé and Asili. The vineyards have been farmed naturally since . . . well – always. The family believes in the concept of treating the vineyard as a “forest” and they allow over 300 different types of grass to grow between the vines together with an assortment of animals that roam through the vineyard to feed naturally.
Luca Roagna is a 5th generation grower, wine-maker and guardian of family tradition; and the family tradition is to make the ultimate in traditionalist Barbaresco wines:
• Natural vineyards
• Natural yeasts
• No enzymes
• Long maceration on the skins (60-90 days)
• Aged for 3-5 years in large neutral wood casks before bottling
• No fining, no filtering
• Minimal sulphites added at bottling
We tasted all of the Roagna wines on our latest trip to Europe and these are serious wines that equal the quality of anything that is being produced in Piedmonte. Our allocations of these wines are extremely limited. If you would like any of them – please be sure to respond to this pre-order.