Producer: Albino Rocca

Grape: Dolcetto 100%

Pronunciation: Dol-che-to

Region: Piedmont

Zone: Barbaresco

Producer Info:

When Angelo Rocca tragically passed away last year in a light plane accident, Barbaresco lost one of its most distinguished growers. It also lost a wonderful person and a deeply respected member of the Piemontese community. Rocca was a grower operating at the peak of his powers and producing the most exciting, terroir-intense wines of his career. His three daughters (Daniela, Monica and Paola) along with Angelo’s cellarmaster (and son in law) Carlo are determined to continue this legacy and so far they have not missed a beat.

Tasting note:

Rocca's Dolcetto is always excellent and the 2013 hits the spot nicely. Sweetly scented, the palate is supple and textured with enticing creaminess for a Dolcetto and wild blackberry and bramble notes. There's lots of sweet fruit leading to a juicy, racy and refreshing finish. A delicious, lighter bodied red.

Soil Composition: clay and limestone

Production: Aged only in stainless steel

Alcohol (%) 12.5%