Roagna's 'Solea' white is something unique to the region, produced using Chardonnay (and a touch of Nebbiolo) from a small section of Roagna's famed 'Pira' Barolo vineyard. It has a rich and powerful nose, brimming with white flowers, crisp apple and pear. The palate is broader, with a lightly creamy texture and a smokey, saline finish. A Trojan horse wine if you will; Barolo's powerful terroir, smuggled into your glass under the guise of a humble 'Langhe' white.
Roagna are a historic, and highly regarded Piedmont producer who can trace their roots back to the mid 1800's in Barbaresco. Luca Roagna is the latest member of the family to lead the charge, working alongside his father to produce exceptional expressions of Nebbiolo. They are known for their wealth of old vineyards, which are farmed organically without certification. Theirs is a simple approach; care for the growing environment and produce wines with as little intervention as possible. Though famed for their Barbaresco and Barolo, they also produce an excellent Dolcetto that is fast become a Sourcing Table staff staple.