Roagna Barbaresco Paje 2009


The classification of Barbaresco dates back to 1890, which is the first year that Vincenzo and Rosa Roagna produced their first bottle of Barbaresco. Today the estate is run by Alfredo and his son Luca.

Pajé is Piemontese dialect and refers to this South, Southwest facing historic vineyard site. Vines are planted on soil rich in calcareous marl and limestone which is also found at one of their best cru's, Crichet Paje. The soil of was Pajé (230 meters above sea level) formed during the Cenozoic period around seventy-million years ago as a result of accumulated marine sediment. The 25 to 50 year old vines are protected from the wind by the surrounding hills, which helps balance temperatures and the effects of weather.

Once the Nebbiolo is manually harvested, the grapes then naturally ferment in large wood casks for about 10 days. The wine then goes through a long maceration period of 60 to 70 days with constant punchdowns. Aging takes place in neutral wood barrel for a duration of 5 years.

Roagna's '09 Pajé Barbaresco is an experience that every Nebbiolo drinker should have. We proudly boast the fact that we are able to offer this wine to our customers, as it is one of the most carefully crafted and elegant wines we carry in the store.

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