Luca Roagna is 5th generation winemaker in one of the best wine regions in the world; Piemonte. He's considered one of the best in the world and he's selling this gem for only 209kr. I recommend you run to the store and secure a few bottles before continuing this article :)
Here he is, Luca in green shirt. John Kaare and I slightly ecstatic after tasting his whole range of wines (2013 vintage).
Our visit to his winery premieres on Matkanalen, FB and YT January 2019.
Luca is an outstanding winemaker who has brilliant vineyards in both Barbaresco and Barolo. His wines are sought-after world wide and his limited 77.000 bottles production can be tricky to come by. The retail price ranges from 500kr to much much more. So what is the deal with this 209kr gem?
The top wines from Luca have been harvested from vineyards approximately 45 to 80 years old. As he's continuously is expanding, some of the newer vineyards have yet to reach that level of maturity. But in the ageing process they still produce grapes, excellent grapes; every year.
And it's from these grapes he makes what he labels as "a simple wine". But make no mistake, these wines are far from simple. They are complex, elegant world class wines, at a bargain prices.
After 24 hours of air
At once you see a different wine. A lot has happened since yesterday.
Delicious smell of ripe fruits, plums, black currants and wet forest. There are some notes of elegant oak poking around as well. Lovely.
Super juicy in the mouth, with elegant and kind tannins.
Raspberries, cherries and currants.
Pizza, pasta and hard cheeses.
What a wine! Wow!!