BRUNO ROCCA BARBARESCO 16/17
Barbaresco is now seen as being on a par with Barolo, as it should be, and this is a great example. The Rocca family originates in Barbaresco and Bruno Rocca took over the family business when his father died in 1978, moving quality up several notches to ensure that everything made by the family would be produced in bottle.
The family owns 15 hectares of vines and Bruno has something of a reputation for being a modernist, opting for French oak and shorter maturation times of 12 to 16 months.
The wines retain their distinctive stylistic Italianesque stature, as this beautiful Barbaresco shows.