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Premier Wine & Spirits USD 84.99 750ml

Roagna Barolo Vigna Rionda 2004

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Region: Italy » Piedmont

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Winery: Roagna
Color: Red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
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Roagna:
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

External Reviews for Roagna Barolo Vigna Rionda

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Roagnaandrsquo;s 2004 Barolo Vigna Rionda remains a mystery to me. I have tasted four bottles of this wine and found some variation. My first bottle was extraordinary, but subsequent bottles have been far less exciting. The wine possesses lovely liqueur-like fruit woven into suggestions of dried roses, spices and licorice. The best bottle reminded me of some of the greatest Vigna Riondas I have ever had in its freshness and structure, while other bottles have been more advanced, and while still pretty, lacking the sheer perfume and verve of the great bottle. That said, Nebbiolo can be a perplexing wine and some of the bottles may have just been shut down, so only time will tell which is the real Roagna Vigna Rionda. My best advice is to suggest that readers taste this wine before making any major commitments. This Barolo Vigna Rionda was vinified by Canale with the help of Luca Roagna. The wine saw a relatively short (by Roagna standards) maceration time of 60 days followed by roughly two years in oak. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2029.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Vigna Rionda is among the finest crus in the Serralunga dandrsquo;Alba area with 40- to 60-year-old vines and this producer takes a traditional approach to Barolo. It opens with a slightly brownish hue and seems older than the vintage thanks to aromas of old spice, used leather and dried herbs. The mouthfeel is raw, but firm.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Roagna’s 2004 Barolo Vigna Rionda remains a mystery to me. I have tasted four bottles of this wine and found some variation. My first bottle was extraordinary, but subsequent bottles have been far less exciting. The wine possesses lovely liqueur-like fruit woven into suggestions of dried roses, spices and licorice. The best bottle reminded me of some of the greatest Vigna Riondas I have ever had in its freshness and structure, while other bottles have been more advanced, and while still pretty, lacking the sheer perfume and verve of the great bottle. That said, Nebbiolo can be a perplexing wine and some of the bottles may have just been shut down, so only time will tell which is the real Roagna Vigna Rionda. My best advice is to suggest that readers taste this wine before making any major commitments. This Barolo Vigna Rionda was vinified by Canale with the help of Luca Roagna. The wine saw a relatively short (by Roagna standards) maceration time of 60 days followed by roughly two years in oak. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2029.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Vigna Rionda is among the finest crus in the Serralunga d’Alba area with 40- to 60-year-old vines and this producer takes a traditional approach to Barolo. It opens with a slightly brownish hue and seems older than the vintage thanks to aromas of old spice, used leather and dried herbs. The mouthfeel is raw, but firm.



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