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Eli Zabar USD 285.00 750ml

Barolo la Rocca E la Pira Roagna Castiglione Falletto Piedmont 1995

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Only 900 bottles were produced from their ancient Castiglione Falletto Barolo<br/>vineyard (the youngest vines planted in 1937) of which Roagna have a monopoly.<br/>It's located in a palm-shaped site high up near the village itself, so no<br/>surprise that it delivers such refinement, coupled with extra layers of<br/>sweetness and depth; gorgeous now, the gentle wave of velveteen Castiglione<br/>fruit saturates the senses in the way top Chambolle can, treating you something<br/>truly special. Wow! <br/>(David Berry Green, BBR Buyer)

Region: Italy » Piedmont

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  • 1995

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Winery: Roagna
Color: Red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
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The roots The Nebbiolo grape, deep-rooted since ancient times in the gentle slopes of the Langhe hills in Alba area, found in Barbaresco village unique personality and features in the world. Roagna family, wine-makers since generations, is passing down from father to son the historical procedures and techniques, in keeping with the grape tradition. Yesterday Roagna family have been dealing wit... Read more
The roots The Nebbiolo grape, deep-rooted since ancient times in the gentle slopes of the Langhe hills in Alba area, found in Barbaresco village unique personality and features in the world. Roagna family, wine-makers since generations, is passing down from father to son the historical procedures and techniques, in keeping with the grape tradition. Yesterday Roagna family have been dealing with wine-growing and winery activity for over a century and a half, when the traditional wine-making style was started. Vincenzo, the grand-grandfather, owned the historical winery situated in the centre of the small Barbaresco village and after having harvested the grapes at the earliest foggy days (Nebbiolo comes from "nebbia" the Italian word for fog) he made wine in wood vats: this happened yesterday and it is still happening today. Years later, Giovanni Roagna and Maria Candida, moved the winery to the I Paglieri (Pajé) farm, seeing in that hill one of the highest expression of the territory. Today When Alfredo Roagna finished his agricultural science studies he supported his father with the help of his wife Luigina; he tried out new techniques and he strived for the utmost identity of the terroir. The innovative techniques made a great and important contribution, especially in the vineyards, allowing in 1990 the business growth with the purchase of the five hundred years old Cascina Pira in Rocche di Castiglione Falletto. The land is cultivated, as all our vineyards, directly by the family members themselves. At the end of '90 Luca, the fifth wine-maker generation, joined his parents in the company. Soon the restoration of the historic Cascina Pira started to build Casa Roagna, a meeting place between lovers of traditional-style wines and our family. We will sadly remind the 2006 as the most difficult year of our history, due to the death of Giovanni in April and Luigina in August. Tomorrow We have been following up the same ideas ever since, these ideas are a proper life philosophy; the support from technologies is important, but only to protect the uniqueness and the identity of Nebbiolo grape, in its best expression of the terroir. The greatness of a wine from Langa lies in the land, which is unique and it differs from one hill to another (and maybe more), in its elegance of its microelements. Men have to understand it and not to force it. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Barolo la Rocca E la Pira Roagna Castiglione Falletto Piedmont

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
04/13/2011

Fresh on the nose with cool, crisp red fruits framed by notes of camphor, sassafras, and medicinal herbs. Sweet on entry with fine red fruits on the mid-palate that are a bit simple but the feel is fairly elegant with savory tannins adding complexity and excellent fresh fruit on the moderately long finish. This is subtle and takes some time to get going but does offer intriguing complexity. 91pts



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Only 900 bottles were produced from their ancient Castiglione Falletto Barolo<br/>vineyard (the youngest vines planted in 1937) of which Roagna have a monopoly.<br/>It's located in a palm-shaped site high up near the village itself, so no<br/>surprise that it delivers such refinement, coupled with extra layers of<br/>sweetness and depth; gorgeous now, the gentle wave of velveteen Castiglione<br/>fruit saturates the senses in the way top Chambolle can, treating you something<br/>truly special. Wow! <br/>(David Berry Green, BBR Buyer)

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