Go-To Piedmont Value:
2016 Roagna Langhe Rosso

Posted by Joe Salamone

Roagna's Langhe Rosso is a wine that overdelivers in a big way.

Without a doubt, it represents some of the best value that we know of for traditional Nebbiolo.

Langhe Rosso is a humble designation (like Bourgogne Rouge), but Roagna's has no trouble going head-to-head with serious Barolos and Barbarescos.

photo of bottle of bottle of Roagna Langhe Rosso

For many, Langhe Rosso is an easy-going category, but Roagna's is made in a dead serious fashion. The wine sees a month-long maceration, followed by several years in large oak casks, and a year in bottle.

The grapes come from two highly coveted sites - Pira in Barolo's Castiglione Falleto, and Pajé in Barbaresco. Any vines in these sites under 20 years old go into the Langhe Rosso.

The 2016 Langhe has all of the hallmarks of an excellent vintage. It possesses ripe vintage concentration with cool vintage elegance and precision. The wine is really enjoyable but has a sneaky underlying seriousness and beautiful depth. 

As always, you get an incredible amount of pedigree, finesse and nuance for the price. This is a wine that you’ll want to return to again and again. We strongly advise going deep on this.

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

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

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Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "The 2016 Langhe Rosso is Luca Roagna's young vine Nebbiolo from vines in Barolo and Barbaresco. Silky, perfumed and light on its feet, the Langhe is a terrific introduction to the house style. Hints of cedar, tobacco and spice are suggestive of a wine that is likely best enjoyed sooner rather than later."

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