2014 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.
Another gorgeous wine in the estate's stunning lineup from the 2014 vintage, this is a testament to how much better this difficult vintage was in Barbaresco when compared with other areas. With vines averaging over 40 years old, it offers aromas and flavors of crushed raspberry, cranberry, cinnamon and licorice along with a hint of game. It's focused, taut and vibrant, with enveloping tannins. Drink 2021–2029. -KO
Mentholated cherry and spice aromas yield to vibrant plum, cherry, leather and tobacco flavors. This keeps coming at you, with a core of sweet, ripe fruit offsetting the grainy tannins on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2043. 700 cases made. -BS
Cinnamon, cedar, sweet pipe tobacco and leather are some of the nuances that emerge from the 2014 Barbaresco Pajè. Pliant and open-knit, the 2014 is surprisingly open for a young Roagna Barbaresco, which makes it almost shockingly easy to enjoy even now (in relative terms), in what is the very early going by Roagna standards. Even, so there is plenty of Nebbiolo structure and tannin. Sweet rose petal, mint, tobacco, underbrush, game, and sweet red berry fruit add to the wine's stunning allure.