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ALBINO ROCCA S.S.A.

Website:http://www.albinorocca.com

Address:Strada Ronchi, 18 12050 Barbaresco CN

Owner:Rocca family

Year of establishment:1960

Average annual production:100,000 (bottles)

Total vineyard extension (hectares):18

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):Barbera - 3.5 ha
Cabernet franc - 0.1 ha
Chardonnay - 1.5 ha
Cortese - 1 ha
Dolcetto - 2.5 ha
Moscato bianco - 2.5 ha
Nebbiolo - 7 ha

Vine training system:
Guyot

Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines

Type of viticulture:The Green Experience - low environmental impact

Harvest period:beginning of September, mid October

Agronomist: Carlo Castellengo

Oenologist:Carlo Castellengo and Paola Rocca

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I Vini d'Italia 2016 - Le Guide de L'Espresso: 1 star

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The Green Experience: the estate is part of a network of producers from Piedmont who practice a green, reconsidered and sustainable viticulture

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History

We will all miss Angelo Rocca very much after his tragic death: he was not only a great winemaker, he was also a great person, a great friend and he was great fun to be with! Wine has been bottled at this estate for four generations by the Rocca family and now Angelo's son in law Carlo and his three daughters Paola, Monica and Daniela continue making very fine red and white wines.
Three vineyards contribute to the production of the Nebbiolo grapes that go into the making of the lovely Barbaresco: Vigna Loreto (within the larger cru of Ovello), Ronchi and Montersino all remarkable crus of the appellation. Vineyards in S. Rocco Seno d'Elvio were purchased from Carlo: from these a Moscato d’Asti and a Barbaresco “base” (together with grapes from the younger vines of the Ronchi and Ovello crus) are made.
The estate also offers small quantities of fruity Dolcetto and Barbera and a unique barrel fermented, stout bodied, rich still zesty flavoured white wine from the Cortese grape, a fresh and fruity Chardonnay with interesting mineral notes and a pleasant red (a blend of Nebbiolo, Barbera and Cabernet Franc) called "Rosso di Rocca". The latest release is Barbaresco “Angelo”, made from grapes of the Ovello, Ronchi and Montersino crus and vinified in a traditional way, a tribute of Paola, Monica and Daniela to their father. These are all exceptional wines that not only reflect the unique terroir they stem from, but also the passion of this talented family as acknowledged by the Italian and international specialised press.

WINES by this producer

Wine name:Barbaresco

Appellation:BARBARESCO DOCG

Zone:Barbaresco, Neive, S. Rocco Seno d'Elvio (Alba)

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Wine name:Barbaresco "Ronchi"

Appellation:BARBARESCO DOCG

Zone:Barbaresco

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Wine name:Barbaresco Angelo

Appellation:BARBARESCO DOCG

Zone:Barbaresco, San Rocco Seno d'Elvio

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Wine name:Barbaresco Montersino

Appellation:BARBARESCO DOCG

Zone:San Rocco Seno d'Elvio (Alba)

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Wine name:Barbaresco Ovello Vigna Loreto

Appellation:BARBARESCO DOCG

Zone:Barbaresco

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Wine name:Barbaresco Riserva Ronchi

Appellation:BARBARESCO RISERVA DOCG

Zone:Barbaresco

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Wine name:Barbera d'Alba

Appellation:BARBERA D'ALBA DOC

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Wine name:Barbera d'Alba "Gepin"

Appellation:BARBERA D'ALBA DOC

Zone:Barbaresco Neive

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Wine name:Dolcetto d'Alba

Appellation:DOLCETTO D'ALBA DOC

Zone:Barbaresco

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Wine name:Langhe Chardonnay Da Bertu

Appellation:LANGHE CHARDONNAY DOC

Zone:Barbaresco, Neive, S. Rocco Seno d'Elvio (Alba)

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Wine name:Langhe Nebbiolo Rosso di Rocca

Appellation:LANGHE NEBBIOLO DOC

Zone:Barbaresco, Magliano Alfieri

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Wine name:Moscato d'Asti

Appellation:MOSCATO D'ASTI DOCG

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Wine name:Nebbiolo d'Alba

Appellation:NEBBIOLO D'ALBA DOC

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Wine name:Piemonte Cortese "La Rocca"

Appellation:PIEMONTE CORTESE DOC

Zone:Barbaresco, Montegrosso d'Asti

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