Langhe Nebbiolo 'Rosso di Rocca', Albino Rocca

Type: Red Wine
Style: Juicy & Smooth
Vintage: 2019
Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc, Nebbiolo
ABV: 14.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Pairing Notes
Red Meat
Wine Notes
Flavours Cranberry, Mint, Red Cherry
About the wine

From the Barbaresco region in Piedmont, the Rocca family has been cultivating Nebbiolo for over a century and rarely do we find bottles of 100% Nebbiolo that are as juicy and approachable as this. Nebbiolo is known for its high acidity, high tannic profile that can be tough when young, it often needs time in oak and time in bottle before it 'comes around' aka becomes pleasantly drinkable. Not here though! In safe and caring hands of Monica Rocca and family, this Nebbiolo Rosso di Rocca is juicy, fruity, smooth and inviting with loads of characteristic Nebbbiolo fruit character, without the prickly bits. There is a touch of Cabernet Franc in this wine, which probably helps a little with the softening. Notes of juicy strawberries, black berries, and cherries are joined by violet and rose inflexions. The palate is warm and round, with mouth-watering acidity and a seamless, smooth finish. Thank you family Rocca for delivering an enjoyable, playful Nebbiolo that we can enjoy without delay!

The Rocca family are a small operation in the Barbaresco area. Most of their production is focussed on Barbaresco wine itself, for which they have a great name and their top wines are incredible. For this Rosso di Rocca wine, the family pick grapes from the small town Magliano Alfieri, where the vineyards have a southwest exposure and sit between 250 to 310 meters above sea level, helping retain freshness and the floral profile of the wine. Only fermenting and ageing in stainless steel to preserve the delicate fruit character, this wine is bottled in the summer after the harvest.

About the wine

A delicious young Nebbiolo that is vibrant and fresh and would pair perfectly with a rack of lamb.