Back Up The Truck - Nebbiolo Edition: 2010 Roagna Langhe Rosso

Posted by Joe Salamone

Back Up The Truck - Nebbiolo Edition:
2010 Roagna Langhe Rosso

Roagna's Langhe Rosso is one of the smartest buys you can make.

It's a bottle that can rival Barolos at twice the price.

This is no accident. While it carries the humble Langhe Rosso designation, the wine that goes into it is anything but. It's sourced from top vineyards in Barolo and Barbaresco.

Roagna's Langhe Rosso has long been a go-to of ours, but 2010 is a special vintage for the wine. In Piedmont, 2010 will go down as one of the best vintages of the past few decades.

In recent years, Roagna's wines have gone from strength to strength. We've worked with the wines for over a decade and it's clear that Luca Roagna is emerging as one of Piedmont's best young traditionally-minded producers.

There's no doubt that 2010 is a high-watermark for the wine. Simply put, a lot of momentum met up with a killer vintage. The 2010 Langhe Rosso is easily one of the most impressive editions of the wine that we've tasted.

The 2010 vintage elevated the Langhe to a shocking level of elegance, transparency and depth. It offers up layers of vivid dark fruits, florals, game and spice, with great length and grip on the finish. The combination of energy and precision while boasting plenty of complexity and concentration is really stunning. This is the brilliance of 2010 in the Piedmont.

Roagna treats his Langhe Rosso with a level of seriousness and care that’s rare for the category. The wine sees a month long maceration followed by several years in oak casks and a year in bottle. The grapes come from Cascina Pira in Castiglione Falletto in Barolo and Pajé in Barbaresco, two highly coveted sites. Any vines in these sites under 20 years old go into the Langhe Rosso.

The 2010 Langhe Rosso is one of the best values in traditional Piedmont winemaking that you'll find. Equally important, few bottles overdeliver at this price point like Roagna's Langhe does. We advise you to stock up.

To order, please email us at or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2010 Roagna Langhe Rosso