The name Pajè originates from the piedmontese dialect and was the name historically given to the different vineyards. Owned by the Roagna family since 1953, it is one of the historic pieces of land in Barbaresco.
Geographically, it is in the middle of the municipality. Enjoying southerly, south-westerly exposure, it is characterised by calcareous marl soil with a high content of active limestone, particularly in the Crichet Pajé plot.
Pajé is our historical vineyard with the highest limestone concentration. The soil is of Tertiary (Cenozoic) origin, formed around 70 million years ago by marine sedimentation. Pajé hill is the perfect example of a Langa hill: a gently sloping strip of land protected against the winds by the hills around it, open to the Tanaro river valley, which mitigates the cold winters and especially the hot summers.
It is a natural amphitheatre situated at an average altitude of 230 m above sea level, an ideal and historical habitat for cultivating vines. The grape varieties cultivated on Pajé are Nebbiolo (occupying an area of 1.83 ha) and Dolcetto in the lower part. The average age of the vines is over 50 years.