Roagna Montemarzino is a biodynamic white wine made from Timorasso and produced by Roagna in the Piedmont area.
Roagna is a winery in Barbaresco, in the Piedmont area, which cultivates some of the best vineyards in its region. Its principles involve replacing the failures in its plots by following the Massale system, using plant material from the vineyard itself and not buying cuttings from nurseries. It promotes respect for biodiversity in its plots, and therefore does not use herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilisers to cultivate them. It always ferments with wild yeasts in wooden vats, and performs long macerations; ageing its wines without letting the aromas of wood prevail over the fruity ones. It does not filter or clarify its wines, and bottles them using as little sulphite as possible.
Roagna Montemarzino is a wine from a single plot of Timorasso located in the municipality of Montemarzino. Its soils are clay-calcareous, and have a high level of active limestone and abundant rocks. The vineyard covers an area of one hectare and is approximately 35 years old. It is harvested manually and the grapes are fermented in oak vats with native yeasts. Once fermented, the wine is aged for 2 years in oak foudres without being on lees, to give the wine the maximum freshness possible.
The first vintage of Roagna Montemarzino was produced in 2014. Only some 3,000 bottles are produced annually.