Unbeatable Piedmont Value: 2013 Roagna Langhe Rosso

Posted by Joe Salamone

Roagna's Langhe Rosso has become one of our most popular offerings. Despite its humble designation, it's a bottle that can rival Barolos at twice the price.

The Roagna family's roots stretch back four generations, but in the past decade Luca Roagna has taken the estate to elite status. There's no better wine to showcase his impressive skill than the Langhe Rosso. It's likely without peer.

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 oak casks and then a year in the 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 wine amazes with the amount of complexity, elegance and nuance that it offers for the price. In the 2013, a wine that always overachieves is simply killer.

In Piedmont, the 2013 vintage produced wines of remarkable finesse, clarity and length. It's a wonderfully pure and classical vintage.

Only a handful of vintages ago we had the wine in enough quantity that we could have a "back up the truck" offering. Now the wine has caught on to such a degree that we have to offer it on a Sunday.

Without a doubt, it represents some of the best value that we know of for traditional Nebbiolo. The quality of the 2013 edition is off the charts. We strongly advise going deep on this.

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

Joe Salamone


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