Albino Rocca, Barbaresco, Piedmont
“I was never very happy with barriques, and am very pleased that the market now wants more elegant, less evidently oaked wines, which is what I prefer.” Angelo Rocca
 

Albino Rocca starts his own winery in 1940s. With inheritance of some of our most precious vineyards in Barbaresco, and the support of his son Angelo Rocca, the estate grows and become one of the leading growers in the area. In 2004, Angelo changes his barrels to big barrels for his Barbaresco, believing that is the best way to express the elegant personality of Nebbiolo: wonderful dark cherry, floral and savoury structured.

Now, the estate is ran by his three daughters (Monica, Daniela, Paola) and son-in-law Carlo, with a respect to the tradition and legacy from Angelo.

 

2014 Montersino, Barbaresco DOCG

Price: $450

Exposure: South
Altitude: 310 m
Vine Age: 20 years
Soil: limestone and clay, with thin layers of sandstone and "tufo" (kind of limestone)
Production: 2,700 bottles
 

 
 

2014 Ovello Vigna Loreto, Barbaresco DOCG

Price: $450

Exposure: South West
Altitude: 240 m
Vine Age: 45 years
Soil: clay and limestone with sandy veins
Production: 2,700 bottles
 
 
 

2014 Ronchi, Barbaresco DOCG

Price: $450

Exposure: South East
Altitude: 240 m
Vine Age: 50 to 70 years
Soil: limestone and clay soil rich in minerals and stratified with layers of "tufo" (kind of limestone)
Production: 8,000 bottles

 
 

 

2014 Angelo, Barbaresco DOCG

Price: $750