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Albino Rocca





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Price Range:

£450.00 - £500.00

Number of Wines:

3 wines

Albino Rocca

The estate was established in 1960, when Giacomo Rocca decided to divide his property in Barbaresco between his two sons Albino and Alfonso. Albino's son Angelo now manages their 9 hectares of vineyards, a third of which are planted with Nebbiolo for Barbaresco, the rest are planted with Dolcetto, Cortese and Barbera Dolcetto and Barbera are grape varieties that are rarely spoken of in the same breath as Nebbiolo, however Angelo Rocca’s belief in these two varieties and the attention he pays the vines during the growing season show what individual and superb wine they can produce. His two Nebbiolos are divine, if very different, examples of Barbaresco. The Loreto is perhaps the more classic being a very seductive and elegant wine while the sturdy Brich Ronchi is more akin to a Barolo and, unlike the big old ‘botti’(barrels) used for the Loreto, is aged in new barriques for a year. Collectively Angelo's are outgoing and bold, effervescing with tremendously ripe, profound and precise fruit.

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