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Antonio Galloni, October 2018,
The 2013 Barolo Pira Vecchie Viti emerges from the estate's oldest vines, planted in 1937. Perfumed, gracious and light on its feet, the 2013 Vecchie Viti is another totally alluring wine from Luca Roagna. Readers will find a Barolo built on lift and grace. The tannins are there, but they are almost non-existent, such is the wine's purity. Sweet tobacco, cedar, mint and crushed flower accents add nuance, but what strikes me most about the 2013 is how lifted and gracious it is. Next to the straight Barolo Pira, the Vecchie Viti is strikingly perfumed and has an inner sense of sweetness and texture that is utterly beguiling. Drink 2023 - 2043
With roots dating back to the 1800s this historic property has always been family owned and is today run by the fifth generation, Luca Roagna, who is making truly outstanding wines. In recent years Roagna has risen to the very top, making many of the most distinguished Italian critics truly giddy with excitement. The wines are mesmerising, beguiling. They embody the finesse, elegance and purity of great Nebbiolo with their striking aromas, silky tannins, vibrant fruit, and mid-weight structure. They capture perfectly the essence of each site with their expressive beauty. The family own 12 hectares of vines which are split between Barbaresco and Barolo. They include some choice parcels in the region's finest vineyards. This includes the monople of Pira in Barolo's Castiglione Falletto, which is the location of Luca’s new winery and cellar. However the heart of the Roagna estate is its 6 1/2 hectares of vineyards in the commune of Barbaresco. Pajé is their flagship cru, where the oldest vines are a minimum of 50 years. From this vineyard they produced three labels; Pajé, Pajé Vecchie Viti and Crichët Pajé, based on the age of the vines. They also have outstanding plots in Asili and Montefico.
With Brunello in Tuscany, Barolo is undoubtedly Italy's finest wine producing region. Located in Piedmont in the north west of Iataly Barolo is comprised of 5 major communes - Barolo, Monteforte d'Alba, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga d'Alba - though the latter three tend to represent the main styles of the region. The wines are compelling and polished - an exemplary expression of the Nebbiolo grape. DOCG law requires a minimum ageing of 2 years in cask or barrel yet can be longer depending on the producer. Barolos are generally released four or more years after the vintage.