Luca Roagna is the youngest generation of winemakers in this winery and works side by side with his cheerful father Alfredo. From 15 hectares of vineyards, both Barbaresco and Barolo are produced here. The history of the family begins in the commune of Barbaresco, where Luca's grandfather acquired the Pajé vineyard in the 1950s. To understand the wines of the Roanha dynasty, it is important to know that winemakers adhere to the principle of the development of the biological variety sélection massale (renewal of vineyards using cuttings of old vines), as well as the fact that grapes are harvested from ancient vineyards (some are more than 100 years old - for example, in the commune of Falleto ). The wine selection is dominated by three Cru Barbaresco: Pajé, Crichet Pajé and Pajé Riserva; the difference lies in the direction in which the vineyards are oriented and in the age of the vines. The Roanha family has never been afraid of innovations and since 1982 they have been offering a mixture of Nebbiolo grapes from different years: vino di tavola - a table wine called Opera Prima, and since 1988 - a mixture of white wines Solea, Chardonnay and Nebbiolo.
ChardonnayAll products from this varietal
Fresh chardonnay shows bright fruity profile and strong body. Chardonnay wines usually have expressed aromatic complexity and usually it happens due to winemaking techniques (particularly the use of oak promote notes of vanilla, smoke and hints of spices) rather than the variety's intrinsic qualities. Also, this variety can develop cream, yeast and brioche bread notes. Because of this high level of winemaker influence, Chardonnay has become famous as the "winemaker's wine".
The Langhe is a mountainous region of Piedmont located east of the Tanaro River and south of the capital of Alba. Lange has a long history of winemaking, and many of the wines produced here use traditional, well-established grape varieties such as Arneis and Vermentino for white wines, and Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Freisa for reds. Since its official launch in November 1994, Langhe DOC has built a significant reputation for innovative viticulture. The Langhe wine region, known as the 'quality triangle', is made up of a unique combination of climate, soil and local varieties that create a rich wine range. Also, one cannot fail to note the passion and obsession of local producers who fully devote their whole life to serving their land.
Translated from Italian Piemonte means ''the foot of the mountain" which is evident by the location of the region - it rests near the Alps which protect the region from cold winds. Nebbiolo is the king of grapes here - this exceptional variety is ideal for the production of wines with a high potential for aging like, for example, the world-famous fruity and balanced Barolo and Barbaresco.
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