The Rocca family originates from Barbaresco. Bruno Rocca took charge of the family...
business when his father died in 1978, and decided that all the wine produced by the estate would from then on be sold in bottle. The family now has 15 hectares of vineyards. Stylistically, Bruno is a consummate modernist, making wines with great intensity of fruit while retaining the structure and elegance of the Langhe at its best.
This wine is a single vineyard Nebbiolo from the Currà Cru in Barbaresco, bought by the Rocca family in 2001. The soil is limestone-clay with a mix of silicates, carbonates and volcanic ash deposited by the currents.
After a snowy winter, spring of 2015 was warm leading to early bud break. The summer was one of the hottest and driest of the last 20 years. The harvest started in the first part of September, around two weeks earlier than usual. The grapes harvested were very ripe and healthy. The weather during the harvest was consistently sunny and rather hot for September.
The grapes were hand harvested and selected in the vineyard. After harvest, the Nebbiolo grapes went through a second selection at the sorting table before they underwent fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 20-25 days. The wine was aged in French oak barriques for 12 months, and then for another 12 months in larger French oak barrels. Finally, the wine spent 12 months in bottle before release.
Ruby red in the glass, this wine delights with notes of red fruits, like currant and raspberry, and floral notes of rose and geranium. The tannins provide a silky mouthfeel and the finish is long and pleasant.
|Grape varieties||100% Nebbiolo|
|Winemaker||Bruno and Francesco Rocca|
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