Langhe Rosso 2013
ROAGNA - The. Agr. The strawmen
We are in 1880 when they begin to see the first bottles of Barbaresco to which, Now, we are used to, and this family was already producing wines before this period. The Roagna are owners of 20 hectares of which 12 vines while the rest have remained and will remain woods. For this family, respect for their hills, of their biodiversity is life and future. Natural, Carso, Montefico, Pages, Pira are the names of the various vineyards that they have been caring for from generation to generation for more than a century. They chose to work with old vines, with very deep root systems and capable of giving grapes of great aromatic concentration. Le vigne non vengono fertilizzate, no herbicides or pesticides are used and the soil is completely grassed, so that biodiversity is stimulated and plants are pushed they are "forced" to take root. The strains present in the vineyards derive from wood of mother-vines in the area, so as to maintain a heterogeneous plant population and closely linked to history.
The Langhe Rosso DOC Roagna it is produced only with grapes Nebbiolo of the young vines of the Pajé and Pira vineyards. Pajé is one of the historic vineyards of Barbaresco and is located in the center of the vineyard area of the town. It is particularly rich in calcareous marl, with high content of active limestone. Pira is a historical mention of Castiglione Falletto(Barolo), facing south-east, has very complex terrains, consist of limestone rock, gray marl, blue marls and sands. They are all young plants, but to 20-25 years of age. Red to be considered a “champion” Barolo / Barbaresco since its expressions recall those denominations. In the glass it has a beautiful bright ruby red color with beautiful garnet reflections. The scent is fine and elegant, with cherry aromas, rose hips and a light spicy note. On the palate it is full-bodied, hot, maestoso: it has well-defined tannins with unparalleled notes of freshness and flavor. In the finish it is very persistent and refined. E’ a large bottle that expresses a unique and unrepeatable personality: a wise marriage of Nebbiolo grapes coming from two different areas that give a rare example of what the Langhe are.