Roagna, Barbaresco Montefico Vecchie Viti, 2014

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Luca Roagna and his family have been making some of the greatest wines in Piemonte for generations, and the quality just keeps rising. Anyone will be able to respect and admire the work of Luca Roagna: no step taken in the vineyard or the winery is without complete follow-through of thought.

Standing in the middle of one of their vineyards, you almost forget it's a place to grow grapes. Grass, insects and wildlife flourish throughout the vines, which are never subjected to chemical sprays, mowing or tilling. The bio-sphere is diverse and vigorous, the soils healthy: the result is impeccably grown grapes ready to become impeccably made wine.

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WE 98
"Structured, tense and racy, this offers layers of red cherry, raspberry, dark spice and balsamic flavors of camphor. It has a Barolo-like structure, with firm, well-integrated tannins and vibrant acidity, and a licorice note lingers on the long finish. Give it time to fully develop, and you'll be rewarded. Drink 2024–2034." -Kerin O'keefe

What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...

Montefico in the commune of Barbaresco. Their piece of the Montefico vineyard is only .24 hectares (a little more than half an acre!)
The Vecchie Vigne selection is made from the oldest vines in the cru - vines over 50 years. Hand-harvested in mid-October.
Soft pressing with destemming. Fermentation in wood casks. Maceration for 70-90 days.
4-6 years in medium-sized French and Slavonian oak casks.