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Albino Rocca Rosso di Rocca 2017

Albino Rocca Rosso di Rocca 2017

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Tasting Notes

The new look Rosso di Rocca is now 95% Nebbiolo and 5% Cabernet Franc, with the Nebbiolo hailing from a newly purchased vineyard at Magliano Alfieri in the Roero. The vines here were planted in 1998 and 1967 while the Cabernet Franc comes from 20-year-old vines in Barbaresco.

Roero's sandy, clay-rich soils and warmer microclimate gifts a vivid, charming, early drinking wine in comparison to Rocca's wines bottled under the Nebbiolo d'Alba or Barbaresco DOCG. The wine's upbringing, solely in tank, and early bottling under Stelvin helps in this regard as well and keeps the wine vibrant and fresh. Having said this, the 2017 has a bit more stuffing than usual, reflecting the vintage. It's packed with juicy, red and blackcurrant and rose scented fruit with a class and tension that is terrific for the price.


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It's easy to forget that Nebbiolo, produced from great sites and mature vines can be a wickedly seductive wine to drink young. The late Angelo Rocca was a master at reminding us of this fact. His wines ‚– and now those of this daughters ‚– are plump, textural, seductive Barbaresco's that are surprisingly forward yet clearly have the stuffing and powdery tannins to age. All of the Rocca wines are from Estate vineyards and all are grown 100 percent within the boundaries of the Barbaresco region (even the Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo d'Alba and Moscato!).

When Angelo Rocca tragically passed away in 2012 in a light plane accident, Barbaresco lost one of its most distinguished growers. It also lost a wonderful person and a deeply respected member of the Piemontese community. Rocca was a grower operating at the peak of his powers and producing the most exciting, terroir-intense wines of his career. His three daughters (Daniela, Monica and Paola) along with Angelo's cellarmaster (and son-in-law) Carlo are determined to continue this legacy and so far they have not missed a beat.

The Rocca's efforts to continually improve the quality of all of their Estate's wines, has resulted in some superb offerings over the last few vintages. All of the wines are aged in large, neutral botti and remain contemporary in the sense that they are ripe, pure and meticulously made, but instead of any distracting new oak character you have solely the wonderful dark cherry, floral and savoury structured personality of Nebbiolo in all its Piemontese glory. Albino Rocca's wines are not only outstanding examples of Barbaresco writ large, they are also very fairly priced.


- Importer Note

It's easy to forget that Nebbiolo, produced from great sites and mature vines can be a wickedly seductive wine to drink young. The late Angelo Rocca was a master at reminding us of this fact. His wines ‚– and now those of this daughters ‚– are plump, textural, seductive Barbaresco's that are surprisingly forward yet clearly have the stuffing and powdery tannins to age. All of the Rocca wines are from Estate vineyards and all are grown 100 percent within the boundaries of the Barbaresco region (even the Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo d'Alba and Moscato!).When Angelo Rocca tragically passed away in 2012 in a light plane accident, Barbaresco lost one of its most distinguished growers. It also lost a wonderful person and a deeply respected member of the Piemontese community. Rocca was a grower operating at the peak of his powers and producing the most exciting, terroir-intense wines of his career. His three daughters (Daniela, Monica and Paola) along with Angelo's cellarmaster (and son-in-law) Carlo are determined to continue this legacy and so far they have not missed a beat.The Rocca's efforts to continually improve the quality of all of their Estate's wines, has resulted in some superb offerings over the last few vintages. All of the wines are aged in large, neutral botti and remain contemporary in the sense that they are ripe, pure and meticulously made, but instead of any distracting new oak character you have solely the wonderful dark cherry, floral and savoury structured personality of Nebbiolo in all its Piemontese glory. Albino Rocca's wines are not only outstanding examples of Barbaresco writ large, they are also very fairly priced.

- Importer Note

Product Type Wine Red Other Varietals & Blends
Vintage 2017
Volume 750ml
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Winemaking Practices Minimal Intervention
Vineyard Practices Minimal Intervention