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Roagna Barbaresco Asili Vecchie Viti 2015

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  • One of Barbaresco's greatest vineyards
  • Absolutely stunning traditional Barbaresco
  • Deep, complex and structured; built to age and reward cellaring

The name Asili (Asei) is derived from the local dialect, which historically were used to name each parcel of land. Asili is one of the historic vineyards of the village of Barbaresco and it located in the Southern portion of the area planted to vines.

Asili is particularly rich in limestone and marl mixed with strands of reddish yellow sands. Our parcel covers an area of 0.22 Hectare (0.54 Acre). Giovanni Roagna purchased the land in 1961 and it is located exactly in the middle of the hill.

The vines for this wine have a minimum age of 50 years, thus considered old vines, and are regenerated using the massale wood system by pruning the vines within the same vineyard.

The harvest takes place in October by hand usually in the morning once the fruit has reached perfect ripeness. Before being made into wine we manually select each berry in order to have perfect fruit.
Fermentation takes place exclusively in large wood casks thanks to a pied de cuve created from our indigenous yeasts. This lasts for ten days and then we use the ancient technique of maceration by splinting the submerged cap process which lasts for at least two and a half months, (70- 90 days).
The wine is then aged in a neutral oak barrel for approximately 5 years.

The production of bottles is extremely limited, often only about one thousand bottles per vintage.

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Kerin O'Keefe

‘From one of the greatest vineyard sites in Barbaresco, this captivating wine boasts enticing perfumes of fragrant purple flower, pressed rose, new leather, forest floor and dark spice. The palate is both elegant and earthy, doling out juicy Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, truffle and star anise before finishing on the barest hint of game. Taut, refined tannins and bright acidity keep it focused and balanced. Drink 2025–2035’ -Kerin O’Keefe,  The Wine Enthusiast

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Antonio Galloni

‘The 2015 Barbaresco Asili Vecchie Viti lifts from the glass with striking aromatics. Then again, that’s Asili. Sweet red berry fruit, mint, blood orange, cinnamon and star anise form a gorgeous latticework of aromas and flavors. The 2015 is gracious, light on its feet and full of Asili seduction, but with that extra kick if tannic bite that is such a Roagna signature. It will be even better once those tannins soften a bit further. Drink 2023-2040’ – Antonio Galloni, Vinous