Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Barbaresco and Barolo from
Alfredo & Luca Roagna.
The sign.


The Roagna have been winemakers in the village of Barbaresco since the mid 1800’s. It was Giovanni and his wife Maria who moved their house and winery to its present location in the Paglieri hamlet, home to the famous Pajè vineyard. This plot is the foundation of the estate, which in all covers 6 ½ hectares in total, 1.83 of which are were purchased by the Roagna family in 1953.


This interview with Luca Roagna took place in Los Angeles in March 2011.


VdT "Opera Prima"
Grape: Nebbiolo
Vines: the grapes assigned to the production of this wine come from vineyards with a Southern, South-Western exposure in Pajè cru. The qualities of marly-calcareous soil in this area in Barbaresco municipality give a great structure and a very complex tannic heritage.
Vines are 40 years old and selection massale.
Vinification: grapes are hand-picked; soft pressing with destemming. Fermentation in wood casks. Maceration for 70-90 days.
Aging: 2-6 years in medium-sized French and Slavonian oak casks, then in bottle.