Vineyard: The grapes for Solea are sourced from the Pira cru in Castiglione Falletto.
Soil: There are 6 unique micro parcels depending on the composition of the terrain which ranges from limestone marl Roca to blue stone.
Viticulture: The Chardonnay vines used for this wine are approximately 30 years old.There is a small percentage of nebbiolo added to the wine as well.
Vinification: Fermentation lasts ten days in large neutral French oak casks using a pied de cuvee of indigenous yeasts.
Aging: Aged in large neutral French oak for about two years.
Production: Just over 1,000 bottles produced each vintage.
Notes: The Roagna family purchased this vineyard in 1989.
The 2014 Solea, Roagna's Chardonnay/Nebbiolo blend, is once again one of the most compelling white wines being made in Piedmont today. Creamy, textured and layered, the Solea offers striking depth and nuance throughout. All of the fruit for the Solea comes from the family's Pira vineyard in Castiglione Falletto. The Nebbiolo is vinified with no skin contact, but nevertheless give the wines its shape and feel. Roagna gave the 2014 two years in cask.