"The 2013 Barbaresco Pajè will leave readers weak at the knees" - 2013 Roagna Barbaresco Pajè

Posted by Joe Salamone

The 2013 Barbaresco Pajè will leave readers weak at the knees with its stunning aromatics. " -Antonio Galloni

Roagna's 2013 Barbaresco Pajè simply explodes with aromatic nuance.

For years now, Roagna has been the benchmark producer in Barbaresco and one of the most exciting estates in all of Piedmont.

Not that it's necessary, but Roagna's 2013s cement the estate as one of Piedmont's top talents. They are stunning.

Roagna's 2013s have a radiant clarity and a punchy dynamic energy that's thrilling. Generally speaking, 2013 is one of the top vintages that we've seen in the past decade. Roagna nailed capturing the pristine and classical nature of the vintage.

It's difficult to think of Roagna and not think of the Pajé vineyard. They have other greater sites, like Asili, but Pajé often seems like the beating heart of the estate. The 2013 Barbaresco Pajé has incredible perfume with soaring lift. There's amazing class and clarity of expression. The level of complexity is jaw-dropping. It covers everything, with high-toned notes of flowers, herbs, spice, earth, and deep minerality.

We've drunk impressive bottles from the 70s, but the wines have clearly hit a whole new level since Luca Roagna took the helm over a decade ago. The 2013s represent a high-water mark. Everything is in place for the Pajè to age magnificently.

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Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits