Pira Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Elegant, nicely structured but drinkable now with air. Cherries, tar, charred wood — 20 days ago

Pooneet, "Odedi" and 10 others liked this

Luca Roagna / Nero di Wongraven

Langhe Rosso 2016

Deep and rich, but with good acidity and a hint of minerals. Would be interesting to see how this develops. — 2 months ago

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Rosso Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

From what I can tell, Roagna’s Langhe Rosso is a combination of fruit from Pira and Paje made in Roagna’s traditional style of long macerations and neutral oak fermentation. I brought this bottle of the 2016 to Tasting Group and presented it double-blind to the crew. The wine pours a bright ruby with a transparent core and slightly water rim. The nose is redolent with raspberries, cranberries, mushrooms, licorice, and tobacco. On the palate, the wine is bone dry with medium+ tannin and medium+ acid. The fruit and non-fruit characteristics are confirmed. The finish is quite long. Most everyone’s calls were in Italy and mostly Piemonte with a couple calling Langhe 2016 and a few calling Barbaresco 2016…which is pretty good if you ask me. In debrief, we all found this bottle to be pretty austere and felt that it was holding its cards really close to its chest. The juice is really just needs some time. FWIW, I saved a glass in the bottle to enjoy later in the evening and it had opened a little more by then. With that in mind, I expect these to be quite nice in a few years and enjoyable for several years to come. — 3 months ago

Ely, Vanessa and 15 others liked this


Barbera d'Alba 2016

Deep and quite big, but tannins still haven’t softened that much. I like the style. — a month ago

Ben, Eddie and 1 other liked this


Dolcetto d'Alba 2019

Dolcetto with 💪 from 50-year-old vines. Medium bodied, funky and farmy and nicely structured. Good, chewy tannins. Cherry, prune, graphite, brambly. Glad to have found it again! From Astor Wines. 04/05/22 — 3 months ago

Marc liked this

Roagna Stefano e Figli

La Rocca e La Pira Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 1993

Beautiful wine from a very mixed vintage. Still, needed a double decant ( splashed on the label!) and time to come together and fill out. — 4 months ago


La Pira Vecchie Viti Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Cathy Corison

Wow. Intense and light on its feet at the same time. Cherry cough syrup. Floral and mineral — 5 months ago

Severn, Paul and 27 others liked this


Pajè Vecchie Viti Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2012

This is drinking very young with its muscular & tannic structure showing dried herbs, licorice, mineral, rose petal & tobacco notes. Great wine that just needs more time. — a month ago

Severn, David and 12 others liked this


Pajè Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

Couldn’t resist opening one of the newly arrived 2016 Pajès from Roagna. It opens with an earthy/clay nose and is a translucent brick red in the glass. Hints of rose, cherry, cocoa and red berries mixed with sharp, drying tannins. High potential and glad to have a benchmark while I lay a few more of these and some Vecchi Vitis down for a while. — 3 months ago

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Langhe Bianco Chardonnay Blend 2019

Lovely blend! Dry, well balanced wine. Stone fruit but none other. — 4 months ago