Bruno Rocca Barbaresco 2010 Front Label
Bruno Rocca Barbaresco 2010 Front Label

Bruno Rocca Barbaresco 2010

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750ML / 14.5% ABV
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750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Intense garnet red color. The nose is dense with fruit aromas, including, blackberries, black cherries and plums, plus overtones of slightly withered rose, violet petals and spices. Warm, and elegant; long lasting flavor with overtones confirming aromas perceived on the nose with a note of cocoa.

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JS 94
James Suckling
Extremely aromatic with dried strawberries and roses. Full body with ultra-fine tannins and beautiful subtle fruit. Wonderful refined layers and character to this red. Better in 2017.
RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Bruno Rocca has done a terrific job with the 2012 Barbaresco. This base wine is slightly more approachable and simple in style, but it ultimately offers the trademark complexity and depth that you should expect from top-tier Barbaresco. In the case of the 2012 vintage, the wine is especially generous in terms of its aromatic intensity and integrity. Wet earth, dark fruit, plum and pressed roses rise from the bouquet. In the mouth, the wine feels tonic, tight and fresh.
WS 90
Wine Spectator
Round and fruity, this red features cherry, licorice and tar notes on a well-balanced frame, with a long and spicy finish. Surprisingly open, this shows the potential for mid-term aging. Drink now through 2022.
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Bruno Rocca, Italy
This small family owned vineyard is one of the top producers in Piedmonte is of the most importance. Since the early eighties more and more of the best Piedmonte producers have begun to make single-vineyard wines, and Bruno Rocca is one of the stars.
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Barbaresco

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A wine that most perfectly conveys the spirit and essence of its place, Barbaresco is true reflection of terroir. Its star grape, like that in the neighboring Barolo region, is Nebbiolo. Four townships within the Barbaresco zone can produce Barbaresco: the actual village of Barbaresco, as well as Neive, Treiso and San Rocco Seno d'Elvio.

Broadly speaking there are more similarities in the soils of Barbaresco and Barolo than there are differences. Barbaresco’s soils are approximately of the same two major soil types as Barolo: blue-grey marl of the Tortonion epoch, producing more fragile and aromatic characteristics, and Helvetian white yellow marl, which produces wines with more structure and tannins.

Nebbiolo ripens earlier in Barbaresco than in Barolo, primarily due to the vineyards’ proximity to the Tanaro River and lower elevations. While the wines here are still powerful, Barbaresco expresses a more feminine side of Nebbiolo, often with softer tannins, delicate fruit and an elegant perfume. Typical in a well-made Barbaresco are expressions of rose petal, cherry, strawberry, violets, smoke and spice. These wines need a few years before they reach their peak, the best of which need over a decade or longer. Bottle aging adds more savory characteristics, such as earth, iron and dried fruit.

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Responsible for some of the most elegant and age-worthy wines in the world, Nebbiolo, named for the ubiquitous autumnal fog (called nebbia in Italian), is the star variety of northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Grown throughout the area, as well as in the neighboring Valle d’Aosta and Valtellina, it reaches its highest potential in the Piedmontese villages of Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero. Outside of Italy, growers are still very much in the experimentation stage but some success has been achieved in parts of California. Somm Secret—If you’re new to Nebbiolo, start with a charming, wallet-friendly, early-drinking Langhe Nebbiolo or Nebbiolo d'Alba.

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