Langhe Bianca "Solea" Roagna
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Langhe Bianca "Solea" Roagna - 2017

Item # 40397 750mL
$94.96/ Single Bottle
$1139.52 $1025.57/ Case of 12
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Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

The grapes for Solea are sourced from the Pira Vineyard located within the historic village of Castiglione Falletto. The wine is made mostly from 30 year old Chardonnay vines along with a dash of Nebbiolo. Fermented with native yeasts in old barrel, then aged in neutral barrel for 2 years. Full-bodied and luscious on the palate.

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Staff Pick Notes

The Langhe DOC has a great reputation for its innovative viticulture, international varieties, and high-quality wines. Roagna is a family-owned Piemontese producer in Barbaresco that’s been making wine since before its official classification in 1890. This wine is mostly Chardonnay with a small part of Nebbiolo fermented off the skins. It has a bright off-gold color and warm-vintage aromas of ripe peach, cantaloupe melon, and preserved lemon. Sweet aromas of candied almond and butterscotch. A midweight wine with extra tannic grip and power. Enjoy it with fatty fish. The fruit undergoes a long wild yeast fermentation with a submerged cap. Wines are aged in large oak casks to minimize wood flavors and then bottled without fining or filtration.


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