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Barolo del Commune di Barolo, Roagna 2016 - Magnum



£528.00

150cl ALC 13.5%
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Italy, Italy, Piedmont & NW Italy, Barolo

Still Red

100% Nebbiolo

Full-bodied

Drink or Keep

2016

Beef Casserole

13.5%

150cl

Vegetarian

Vegan

Roagna

The history of the Roagna estate is as old as that of Barbaresco itself with the family making the first bottles with the classification in 1890 although they had made wine and lived in the village of Barbaresco for long before this. During the 20th century they purchased selected parcels of top vineyards such as Pajé in 1953 and Pira in Barolo in 1989 and in 2004 they started vinifying each of these separately.

Today they own 20 hectares of which 12 are planted with vines in five separate vineyards, of which four are in Barbaresco, while the rest is forest. Luca Roagna represents the current generation, working alongside his father Alfredo. Production is small and the vineyards are worked organically although they are not certified. Importantly, they practise Massal Selection rather than Clonal Selection for their vineyards which helps maintain the diversity and individuality of the old vines. This is one of their ten principles, others include promoting biodiversity with no herbicides, fertilisers or pesticides, wild yeast fermentation, low sulphur and no filtering or fining, purity of terroir with no oak flavour. After an extended harvest, the grapes only being harvested when they are judged to be ripe by taste, the wines undergo a long fermentation to achieve maximum extraction together with fine tannins followed by long ageing in large oak casks, sometimes three to four years before the wines are considered ready to bottle. The results are wines of incredible finesse, balance and elegance.

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Vintage guide

A dry winter followed by a hot summer has certainly affected yields in 2022, but the quality looks excellent across the country. Small but perfectly formed seems to sum up the 2021 vintage here. Across most of the country the 2020 vintage is looking very good indeed with ripe fruit and lovely aromatics. A classic if not straight forward vintage 2019 has delivered some excellent wines but in smaller quantity. Overall, the results are very good in 2018, though a warm wet early summer led to disease pressures in many parts of the country. The Northeast, home to Prosecco amongst others did particularly well; so too did Tuscany and Piedmont but yields were a little down in some estates. 2017 saw a small crop of excellent wines; spring frosts and a later heatwave nicknamed ‘Lucifer’ reduced yields, but you’ll find good results on the whole with excellent results in Piedmont. Yields were down in 2016 but quality is high, Piedmont and Tuscany at least as good as 2015. 2015 is generally an excellent vintage across Italy, perhaps reds having the edge over whites. A year that necessitated a lot of work in the vineyards due to the rains, 2014 produced some surprisingly good results with elegant fresh wines across the country.

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