The Rocca family originates from Barbaresco. Bruno Rocca took charge of the family business and he decided that all the wine produced by the estate would from then on be sold in bottle. Soon he established himself as one of the finest producers in Barbaresco, thanks in no small part to his vineyards on the prized hill of Rabajà. 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.
The family now has 15 hectares of vineyards. The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine come from younger vines, grown in Bruno Rocca’s vineyards in Neive, Cru San Cristoforo, Marcorino and Fausoni. The soil originates from the Tertiary Period or the Cenozoic Era of nearly 70 million years ago and is rich in limestone and micronutrients ideal for growing Nebbiolo. The Neive vineyard is particularly sandy and tufaceous, creating full-bodied wines with firm tannins.
Bruno Rocca Barbaresco, a quintessential Italian wine, is irresistible — the intensity of dark fruit flavor, the lovely profusion of aromas, a strong backbone so characteristic of the great wines of Italy, and the lip-smacking finish that has both acidity and spiciness. Anyone who thinks that Barbaresco is lighter and more ‘feminine’ (as the old books say) than Barolo should try Bruno’s wines. Due to low yields from a fabled slope like Rabajà, the wine has a wonderful intensity and complexity.
Wine Spectator – 94 pts
Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate – 92 pts
Antonio Galoni, Vinous – 90 pts
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