2011 LUCA ROAGNA Barolo La Pira 75cl (Piedmont, Italy)
Style - Spicy
Grapes - Nebbiolo
Tasting - Massive tannins but underneath the gruff exterior lurks a wine of incredible delicacy and sensuality. Imagine Pinot Noir but with an abrasive first impression. Roagna make no compromises but for the initiates this is the purest vision of Nebbiolo around.
FYI: Roagna were a real 'insiders only' estate when the fashion in Barolo was for big and oaky. Now the fashion wheel has turned in their favour.