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Barbaresco Riserva Ronchi

Wine name:Barbaresco Riserva Ronchi

Appellation:BARBARESCO RISERVA DOCG

Zone:Barbaresco

Cru:Ronchi

Vineyard extension (hectares):grapes selected in the Ronchi cru

Blend:100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard age (year of planting):Nebbiolo 1950,1964,1967,1968,1974

Soil Type:clayey-calcareous with tuff veins

Exposure:south-east

Colour:Deep garnet red

Nose:red berries, intense, spices, mineral and balsamic notes

Flavour:red berries, rich, intense, complex, supple tannins, persistent

Serving temperature (°C):18

Match with:red meat, game

Average no. bottles/year:1,950

Grape yield per hectare tons:5

Notes:

Production: 1,950 bottles (0.75 litres), 250 magnums (1.5 litres), 54 double magnums (3 litres)

This is the third Riserva released in the last 15 years. Barbaresco Riserva has always had an important position within the range of wines  as it is an expression of Ronchi, the most representative cru of the estate. This Riserva is produced only in the most important and representative vintages.

Vinification and ageing

Vinification in steel vats and maceration with the skins for 15/20 days. The wine matures in Austrian and German oak casks (20 hectolitres) for 27 months. Finishing in the bottle for 23 months.

Wine Producer

ALBINO ROCCA S.S.A.

Website:http://www.albinorocca.com

Address:Strada Ronchi, 18 12050 Barbaresco CN

Owner:Rocca family

Year of establishment:1960

Total annual production:100000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):18

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

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

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.

Awards

2011 vintage: Wine Enthusiast 92/100

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Borgo degli Albizi 10,
50122 - Firenze, Italy

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