2018 Roagna, Langhe Rosso, Piedmont

2018 Roagna, Langhe Rosso, Piedmont

2018 Roagna, Langhe Rosso, Piedmont

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The 2018 Roagna, Langhe Rosso, Piedmont was a Merchant's Pick

Barolo & Barbaresco Icon • Sommeliers' Best Kept Secret!

January 23, 2024

Sommeliers are not going to like that we are sharing their best-kept secret.

Restaurants pride themselves on being able to source today's allocated Langhe Rosso and charge a hefty markup for it.  That's because this Langhe Rosso (Baby Barolo) is known to drink like the more collectible Roagna Barolos and Barbarescos. 

After today, the secret will be out!  

Few Piedmont producers rival Luca Roagna.  He is often mentioned in the same sentence as Giuseppe Rinaldi, Bruno Giacosa, Giacomo Conterno, and Giovanni Gaja.

"Roagna was patient, choosing to harvest as late as possible in order to ripen the tannins. As a result, a number of the wines have distinctly exotic profiles. I tasted the entire range twice and found the wines consistently brilliant...  The 2018 Langhe Rosso is 100% Nebbiolo from Barolo and Barbaresco-designated vineyards. Dried red cherry, mint, spice, tobacco, dried leaves and worn-in leather all grace this super-expressive, ethereal Langhe Rosso... It is a delicious wine for readers who want to experience a Nebbiolo with early tertiary complexity.Galloni

Integrated, silky, and classic Nebbiolo flavors will have you saying, "Now that's what Nebbiolo should taste like!"

Sommeliers scramble to add this magnificent Nebbiolo to their wine lists with each vintage. They know the quality and pedigree:  100% of Barolo and Barbaresco Roagna vineyards are chosen for the Rosso.  You get a taste of what $180 - $500 fruit in a sub-$50 wine! 

If you have the willpower - for the most determined - you can cellar and enjoy it over the next 10 years without hesitation.  




Barolo & Barbaresco Icon Makes A Magnificent Langhe That Sommelier's Scramble To Add To Their Wine Lists

By David Gettenberg

Producer: Roagna

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Subregion: Langhe

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml

Code: W3811-2018-750