The amazing Luca Roagna


Last year after Vinitaly, I took the time to spend a few hours with Luca Roagna looking at wines that he had made in the past and with a glimpse to the future.
I walked away amazing and assured that his wines would have a home in Australia. However this was not always the case. I would classify Roagna as an ultra traditional producer. In fact, the wineries motto is ‘Roagna does not change’. This is a pretty powerful message to the wineries that go points chasing. To Luca Roagna, he does not care if his wines score 96 points or 69 points. It will not change the way he makes wine. Maybe a few years ago this would have frightened me off. Not anymore. In fact these are the sort of producers I have imbraced over the last couple of years.
It is true that Roagna is not for everyone. No problems with that. However, if you do dig the wines, each different cru will blow you away.


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