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Piemonte Cortese "La Rocca"

Wine name:Piemonte Cortese "La Rocca"

Appellation:PIEMONTE CORTESE DOC

Zone:Barbaresco, Montegrosso d'Asti

Cru:La Rocca

Vineyard extension (hectares):1

Blend:100% Cortese

Vineyard age (year of planting):Cortese 1980,1990

Soil Type:Calcarous, clayey

Exposure:South-East

Colour:Straw yellow with golden reflections

Nose:Fine, intense, fruity and flowery, yellow flowers, vanilla and toasty note

Flavour:Full-bodied, soft, fresh, well balanced, sapid

Serving temperature (°C):12

Match with:Hors d'oeuvres, pasta dishes with fish sauces, vegetables

Average no. bottles/year:5,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:6

Vinification and ageing

Cryomaceration for approx. 36 hours at 5 degrees C. Pressing and racking of the must into French oak barriques. The wine matures for approx. 6 months on the lees (periodical batonnages are carried out). Blending and bottling.

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.

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Borgo degli Albizi 10,
50122 - Firenze, Italy

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