Roagna, Solea Chardonnay Langhe DOC 2015

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The grapes for Solea are sourced from the Pira Vineyard located within the historic village of Castiglione Falletto.
Our vineyard sits on the side of Serralunga d’Alba and Perno and is Southeast facing. Pira contains specific characteristics due to the slow disintegration of the rocks of Castiglione. Our family purchased this vineyard in 1989.

Solea is sourced from the bottom section of the Pira vineyard using Chardonnay vines that are approximately thirty years old. Additionally there is a percentage of Nebbiolo added to this white blend.

Harvest takes place in September, usually in one day, when the fruit has reached perfect physiological maturity. The fruit is placed gently into small containers.
Before being made into wine we manually select each berry in order to have perfect fruit.

Fermentation last about ten days and takes place exclusively in large wood casks thanks to a pied de cute created from our indigenous yeasts.
The wine is then aged in a neautral oak barrel for about two years.

The production of bottles is limited to a little more than one thousand bottles per year.

We number each bottle on the label.

  • VINTAGE: 2015

    GRAPE: Chardonnay

    ORIGIN: Italy - Piemonte

    ALCOHOL:  13%


    SIZE: 0.75

    THE STORY: Vincenzo and Rosa Roagna produced the first bottle of Barbaresco wine in the historic
    centre of the Barbaresco village in 1890. However, it wasn’t until 1929, when the family
    purchased the Montefico parcel, that the real story of Roagna began. In 1958, the first
    Pajé selection was made for a superior wine that was later named Crichët Pajé.

    The name is derived from the Piemontese dialect Montefico (mont der fi), and it is one of the historic vineyards located within the village of Barbaresco.
    Our parcel is halfway up the hill in the middle section of the amphitheater facing the village of Neive. The surface area for our vines comprise a total of 0.24 Hectare (0.59 Acre). Our Montefico vineyard was purchased by our family in 1929.

    We have been making wine from this vineyard longer than any other single parcel we currently own.

    The vineyard is planted in the shape of a small triangle and is Southeast facing at an altitude of 230 Meters above seal level. The soil was formed during the Tertiary (Cenozoic) period approximately seventy-million years ago as a result of marine sedimentation founder under the ocean which covered all of our land. The vineyard of Montefico is located in the eastern part of the village of Barbaresco where there is limestone clay and significant presence of marl. In Montefico we have old vines of Nebbiolo including some which were planted just after the onset of phylloxera.