Barbaresco Pajè Roagna 2016
Pajè vineyard located in Barbaresco is a small strip of land facing South west overlooking Tanaro river. The soil particularly rich in calcareous marl with a hight content of active limestone makes this cru unique. Roagna property covers a total of 1,83 ha with unique soil and microclimate. Today the average ages of the vines is about forty years old. The harvest takes place in October by hand in small crates once the fruit has reached perfect ripeness, then before being made into wine another manual selection for each berry is done in order to have perfect fruit. Fermentation takes place in large wood casks with indigenous yeast for ten days then the maceration by splinting the submerged cap process for at least two months. The wine is then aged in a neutral oak barrel for 5 years. The production of Barbaresco Pajè Roagna is limited to less than ten thousand bottles per vintage.
Alfredo Roagna and his young son Luca are old-time vintners, so reserved and reluctant to relationships as they are extremely passionate about their work. They manage 15 hectares of vineyards divided between Barbaresco and Castiglione Falletto. The scrupulous dedication to the vineyard, with old vines of seventy years, translates into wines closely linked to tradition, vinified with very long macerations, from 30 days for Dolcetto to 90 for Nebbiolo. They are wines that preserve great naturalness, expressive intensity and tonicity of the remarkable fruit, it can present some grammatical uncertainty because of the absence of any industrial homogenization technique. Sumptuous the keeping and evolution over time.