2013 roagna, barbaresco, paje
Why We're Buying
Roagna Barbaresco Pajé has everything investors want in fine wine. It comes from a unique microclimate. The vines are up to 50 years old. The production is limited to 10,000 bottles or fewer. The rising popularity of Italian wines has also contributed to a 45.1% return on investment between 2017 and 2021.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Paj vineyard is among the most calcareous in terms of soil composition within the entire Barbaresco appellation. The vines are 50 years old, and those six years of barrel and bottle aging are absolutely necessary. This plot is a little under two hectares in size, and this site has been in family hands since 1953. In fact, Roagna is releasing all its expressions from 2013 at the same time. Thanks in part to the relative youth of the vines (young I suppose only by Roagna standards), the 2013 Barbaresco Paj's aromas are large in scale and generally more fleshed out. The tannins are also a bit more dry or astringent. The wine shows deep contrasts between the sweet nature of the bouquet and the very sharp nature of the mouthfeel. Monica Larner