125 Cases: Under-The-Radar Star of the Vintage
- 2008 Roagna Barbaresco Montefico VV

Posted by Ian McFadden

For us, 2008 marks the vintage where Roagna broke through to an entirely new level.

We've worked with Roagna since we opened fifteen years ago.

Roagna turns out no-nonsense, old-school styled Barolos and Barbarescos. Here, long macerations, late harvests, low yields, and late releases are the norm. This, combined with top holdings, produces deeply complex and slow-to-unfold Nebbiolos.

The 2008s flaunt all of the aromatic nuances that Roagna captures from the grape. We love 2008 in Piedmont. Above all else, it's a vintage of classical proportions and purity. There's amazing precision and terroir expression. Very few vintages deliver such completeness, such harmony.

The Montefico VV delivers the vintage's length, clarity, and detail in exemplary fashion. Galloni nails it when he writes: "Here the flavors are bright, finely sculpted and totally alive in the glass." There's such superb depth, class, and fascination to the wine. We've tasted it many times, and each time we were in awe at just how good it is.

Roagna only has 0.24ha in Montefico, and out of this small holding, they select vines that are over fifty years old. Only 125 cases were produced. Needless to say, quantities are extremely limited. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2008 Roagna Barbaresco Montefico VV

Special Bottle Price: $229.95

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "As is often the case, the 2008 has a little more tannic spice and pure energy than most of the other Barbarescos in Luca Roagna's range. Here the flavors are bright, finely sculpted and totally alive in the glass. Pine, mint, crushed rocks, wild flowers and dark cherries all flow through to the firm, slightly clenched finish. Of the 2008s that Roagna has released so far, the Montefico is among the wines that will require the most patience."