Roagna Paje 2013 Barbaresco
With winemaking roots stretching back to at least 1880 and predating the official inception of the Barberesco region in 1890, the Roagna family are a humble trustee of the legacy of the Queen of Piedmont. Accumulating parcels of prime vineyards along the way such as Montefico (1929), Cascina Paje (1953), and Asili (1961) as well as purchasing the monopole of Cascina Pira in Barolo (1989) they are a truly iconic producer in Italy's North-West.
Current head honcho Luca took the reins in 2001, reviving the practice of vinifying the single vineyards separately, which the estate had previously experimented with in the 1970s.
A wine to mark life's milestones. This incredible Barbaresco is made with vines at the heart of the famous white-stone amphitheatre of Paje. Lucid and bright with so much tension and energy, red cherry and wild herbs bounce from the nose, and the palate is a wash of glacial minerality. The tannic frame is as fine as silk, supporting redcurrant, cherry stone, bergamot and ageless purity. Spices and riches will continue to develop in this wine.