100% Nebbiolo. The fine estate of Roagna has long roots in the commune of Barbaresco and today the property is run by Luca Roagna, the fifth generation of the family. The style of the estate’s wines has been carefully passed down through all five generations of Roagna family, with the wines made in a very traditional and classic style. All of their vines are worked organically, no herbicide was ever used here, and the grass grows between the rows. The soils are never worked at any point and the vines are never trimmed back, giving them a tree-like appearance. In the spring and summer, it can truly look like a jungle. All of this, their farming and vinification methods, have made Roagna one of the hottest names in Italy with prices for their wines sky-rocketing. When it comes to value in Piedmont though, it’s Roagna’s Langhe Rosso that we reach for. Langhe Rosso is a humble designation (like Bourgogne Rouge), but Roagna’s has no trouble going head-to-head with serious Barolos and Barbarescos. Roagna’s Langhe Rosso is a wine that overdelivers in a big way. Without a doubt, it represents some of the best values that we know of for traditional Nebbiolo. For many, Langhe Rosso is an easy-going category, but Roagna’s is made in a deadly serious fashion. The wine sees a month-long maceration, followed by several years in large oak casks, and a year in bottle. The grapes come from two highly coveted sites – Pira in Barolo’s Castiglione Falleto, and Pajé in Barbaresco. Any vines in these sites under 20 years old go into the Langhe Rosso. Not only all of that there is also the 2016 vintage which was one of the best years in decades! So the quality rises to another level again! We suggest going deep on this as it is a wine you’ll go for again and again.