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Barbaresco Ronchi Albino Rocca 2016

Barbaresco Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2016
  • ABV: 14,5%
  • Origin: Piemonte / Italy
  • Grapes: Nebbiolo

Description

The Rocca family has been cultivating Nebbiolo for over a century, but the story of Albino Rocca begins with the vineyards of Giacomo Rocca, where he sold his grapes while starting small scale production. Along with his son, and the namesake of the company, Albino Rocca, they established the company in 1955 in one of the most precious region of Piemonte--Barbaresco. 1971 was the first vintage of Barbaresco produced under the Albino Rocca label.

Albino Rocca is composed of four vineyards, approximately eighteen hectares in total, all located in the historic Barbaresco DOCG. Their primary production is Nebbiolo but also includes a little Barbera, Dolcetto, Cortese, Chardonnay, and Moscato. Vigna Ronchi is their oldest vineyard, planted over 50 years ago and containing vines over 70 years old; it is the most representative of the winery’s style. Their other vineyards include Ovello Vigna Loreto, Vigna Montersino, and Vigna Cotta. More recently they have gained their “Green Experience” certification, an achievement granted solely for Piemonte wines with vinicultural methods that conserve natural resources and protect the landscape of the region through natural agricultural methods and chemical reduction. The winery’s commitment to ecologically protect began under the late Angelo Rocca and continues to be a defining principle today.

From the limestone rich, Ronchi Cru, which sits on the lower part of the appellation. The vineyards have a southeastern exposure and sit 240 meters above sea level. The wine is aged in large, 20 hectoliter German and Austrian oak casks for 2 years. Deeper than the other cru’s, with a dense palate and a little more dark fruit. Great concentration, vibrance and texture.

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