"Positively stellar"
2016 Roagna Barbaresco Pajè

Posted by Ian McFadden

Roagna is the benchmark producer for Barbaresco.

The estate is a part of Piedmont's elite along with Conterno, Bartolo Mascarello, and Rinaldi. 

Luca Roagna is currently hitting a mind-blowing purity and textural allure. The 2016s flaunt just how incredible the winemaking is. There's a jaw-dropping depth and balance to the entire lineup. 

photo of bottle of Roagna Barbaresco Paje

The Pajè is one of the undoubtedly high points of Roagna's 2016 collection. It's difficult to think of Roagna and not think of the Pajé vineyard. They have other great sites, like Asili, but Pajé often seems like the beating heart of the estate.

The 2016 Pajè offers an incredible level of complexity. In his review, Antonio Galloni calls attention to the wine's "super-classic structure" and "captivating nuance". That gives you a sense of what a multifaceted success the 2016 Pajè is. It delivers an incredible spectrum ranging from dark fruits to herbs, spice, earth, and floral notes. 

This is one of the triumphs of the great vintage. It seems that whenever we open a bottle of Roagna we're blown away. The 2016 Pajè is a dynamite example of Roagna. 

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

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

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Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "The 2016 Barbaresco Pajè is one of the highlights in this range, as it offers gorgeous mid-palate depth with super-classic structure. Dark cherry, tobacco, licorice, leather and deeply-pitched spice accents infuse the 2016 with captivating nuance. The Pajè represents a bridge to the higher-end wines in this range. All of these wines have become pricey, but the Pajè is one of the larger-production wines and consistently delivers superb quality at a more approachable price than many of the other wines in the range. The 2016 is positively stellar."