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.
Purchased by Bruno Rocca’s father, Francesco Rocca in 1958 this vineyard is in the Rabajà Cru, in the village of Barbaresco. It was planted in 1964 and completed in 1978. The land planted solely with Nebbiolo has a south-westerly exposure and is a mixture of tufaceous clay, marl and limestone. The vineyard is steep and is situated at an altitude of about 300 metres above sea level. The vines are approximately 50-60 years old. Rabajá vineyard has been considered one of the best vineyards of Barbaresco with great ageing potential.
The Barbaresco “Rabajà” by Bruno Rocca is one of the most important wines of the Piedmont region. Wine of a great structure, a Barbaresco emblematic for the class with which it is able to show up. It’s the perfect synthesis of the philosophy of Bruno Rocca, is the mirror and the soul of the earth, the land and the man. And here that takes shape the development of the earth, it is here where the Nebbiolo at its maximum to its full potential. A precious terroir of belonging which manifests intimately in all its features in this Barbaresco “Rabajà”.