Roagna Barolo la Rocca e la Pira 2004

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

Price: $83.00 $62.99
Save $20.01 (24%)
Item No. 112923
  • RP94
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Garnet-red color. A rich nose with a clear "goudron" (tarry) aromas, tobacco, spices, and white flowers with a constantly-evolving bouquet. This wine has a full, austere and elegant taste with a great structure, consistent with the flavors and aromas.

With its great structure and elegance, this wine can be matched with red meat, stew meat, ripe cheese and pasta.

Critical Acclaim

"Roagna’s 2004 Barolo La Rocca e la Pira is awesome. A sensual, layered Barolo, the wine emerges from the glass with gorgeous inner perfume, power and depth in its dark fruit. The aromatics seem to be developing faster than the fruit and structural components. My impression is that this won’t be a terribly long-lived wine, but it should drink well to age twenty or so. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024"
94 Points

Learn About Roagna

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 Paglieri hamlet, home to the famous vineyard Paje. This plot is the foundation of the estate, which in all covers 6 ½ hectares in Barbaresco. Alfredo and Luca, father and son, now take care of the property....

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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