Bruno Rocca Langhe Nebbiolo Fralù 2019
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“… Bruno Rocca is without question one of the hottest estates in Barbaresco right now. And my feeling is that Francesco Rocca (Bruno’s son and Luisa’s brother) is just getting started.” Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media.
In the late 1950s, Bruno Rocca’s father Francesco, and his wife Maria Adelaide purchased a vineyard in Rabajà and moved there from the centre of Barbaresco. This marked the beginning, in particular for Bruno, who from a very early age began to view the grapes as the true expression of the land. In 1978 Bruno decided to carve out a new direction, rather than selling the grapes to large Barbaresco producers, Bruno began to sell bottled wine on the Italian and world stage. The philosophy of wine as the natural expression of the Barbaresco territory was widely appreciated, and with the estate’s gradual growth came the purchase of new plots of land and the expansion of the cellar, which continues today with Bruno’s children Francesco and Luisa now both closely involved in all aspects of the wine production and sales respectively. Organic farming with certification ; 100% estate grown fruit; minimal intervention and sparing use of French oak usually less than 10% new oak across production. The Bruno Rocca company philosophy is clear, as Rocca himself affirms: “Wine is the mirror and soul of the ground, and the territory, if protected and defended, it will never let you down.”
100% Nebbiolo from Barbaresco vines (younger vines) 10 months French oak (no new oak).Fralu was named after Bruno’s children Francesco & Luisa. 2019 (a fine Nebbiolo vintage) is a very smart rendition .. lovely aromatics, balance and structure … Don’t miss this ‘ Baby Barbaresco’ here of outstanding quality.
91pts Monica Larner, Robert Parker: “The 2019 Langhe Nebbiolo Fralù is delicate and graceful, showing a simple side of the grape but also leaving a series of hints or a trail of bread crumbs to underline the complexity inherent to the variety. The wine is silky and polished, with pretty highlights of cassis, wild cherry, licorice and ash. It is versatile, accessible and leaves a bella figura no matter what the occasion or meal. This release of about 14,000 bottles is a good value.”
RRP $60 Our Special Price $49.99
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Barbaresco, Italy, Langhe, Piedmont
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