Winemaker tasting with Daniela Rocca, ALBINO ROCCA Barbaresco, Piedmont.
SAT. OCT. 28, 1-5pm.
Join us for a great opportunity to taste a range of wines from one of Barbaresco’s top estates, ALBINO ROCCA. Four generations of the Rocca family have been committed to preserving winemaking traditions in the region, investing in quality, and more recently, sustainable farming, for which they were awarded the “Green Experience” certification. We are thrilled to have Daniela Rocca here to present the estate’s stellar line-up of piemontese varietal wines.
2013 ALBINO ROCCA Barbaresco “Angelo” 94+ pts. $100
“The 2013 Barbaresco Angelo emerges from the best fruit in Montersino, Ovello and Ronchi that are harvested and vinified together, that spent 55 days on the skins. A haunting, aromatically expressive Barbaresco, the Angelo opens with striking, captivating aromatics. Nuanced and delicate on the palate, the Angelo is as old school as old school gets in this day and age. Sweet red berry, mint, chalk and anise add the closing shades of nuance. The tannins need time to soften but this a very pretty, highly expressive Barbaresco.”– Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2011 ALBINO ROCCA Barbaresco “Ronchi” Riserva 91 pts. $125
This signature vineyard, with 50-70 year-old vines in limestone and clay soils, has the ideal combination of age, soil characteristics and SE exposure, and produces wines with rich aromas, excellent structure, complexity and longevity.
“The 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Ronchi captures the power and intensity of the vintage in its broad shoulders and overall richness. A host of dark-toned cherry, plum, smoke and tobacco notes meld together in a dense, powerful Barbaresco.” — Vinous
2013 ALBINO ROCCA Barbaresco “Ronchi” 95 pts. $50
“The 2013 Barbaresco Ronchi is superb. Ample and large scaled, as wines from this clay-rich site often are, the Ronchi is firing on all cylinders today. Layers of dark red stone fruit fill out the wine’s ample frame effortlessly. Pine, menthol, anise, citrus peel and tobacco add attractive aromatic overtones, but it is the wine’s balance that is most impressive today. Simply put, the Ronchi is a standout. 95 pts.” –Vinous
2014 ALBINO ROCCA Barbaresco DOCG $40
Nebbiolo vines 20+ years; wine is aged in large barrel 24 months.
2015 ALBINO ROCCA Dolcetto d’Alba $14.99
“Rocca’s 2015 Dolcetto d’Alba is fresh, lifted and aromatic, all qualities that make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next year or two, while the sweet red cherry and plum flavors retain youthful exuberance.” – Vinous
2016 ALBINO ROCCA Barbera d’Alba $17.99
“The Barbera d’Alba is made in a fresh, fruity style meant to be enjoyed young. Aging in steel keeps the red cherry, plum and fresh floral flavors.”–Vinous
2016 ALBINO ROCCA Chardonnay da Bertu $19.99
100% Chardonnay aged in steel. “An attractive, fresh Chardonnay to drink now and over the next few years. Lemon peel, pastry and yellow stone fruits flesh out nicely.” -Vinous