“notarial documents of the nineteenth century attest to the presence of Rocca in the municipality of Barbaresco from 1834, year in which was born our grandfather Francesco (1834-1894). In 1864 he made draft mortgage dowry in favor of his future wife, Luigia Cheinasso. In that document, Francis is called "born farmer and Barbaresco inhabitant", owner, with his brother Joseph, "houses, sites, vineyards and gorreti", all located in the municipal area. From subsequent documents and testimonies, the activities of our family is that of a company multi-purpose farm where, next to the fields for forage and livestock breeding, wine production plays an important role in the family budget.
We have to arrive in the late 50s because our history is inextricably bind to that of the most famous cru of these hills: the Rabajà. Thanks to the intuition and courage of Francesco Rocca (1907 - 1978), grandson of the first Francis, in 1958 the company moves from Barbaresco city center Rabajà in the area at the southern entrance of the village. The plots of Rabajà were always known for producing grapes of extraordinary quality, sold at a much higher price than the other Nebbiolo Barbaresco. The proof is the fact that the winery where, after the war, conferivamo grapes, already since 1967 imbottigliava labels indicating "vineyards in Rabajà Southwest."
Awareness enoic to own a unique heritage of its kind and will to enhance the agricultural baggage of centuries-old Rocca, pushes his son Francesco, Bruno, born in 1951, to change course and to specialize in viticulture. The year 1978 marks the first harvest the fruits of which will be bottled for the first time, under the family name. These were years of ferment and experimentation, passions and challenges to overcome. Years in which the wines of the Langhe - and especially Barbaresco - know an incredible international exposure, looking for a way to raise their quality and character. In this framework of traditional renewal and rediscovery, Bruno Rocca modernizes and renews the family business. The goal is to raise the quality of wines produced and enhance the extraordinary cru "family", the Rabajà. This means a radical rethinking of the management of the vineyard and cellar work, not intended to maximize quantity, but designed so that everything contributes to the production of wines with distinctive, unique because the singular expression of a territory by non-reproducible features.
The 90 collect the fruit and the rewards of hard work. Our company has established itself as production of wines recognized internationally. Thanks to the acquisition of new vineyards, in addition to Barbaresco begins the production of the great wines of Piedmont: Langhe Nebbiolo d'Alba and Barbera d'Asti, Dolcetto and Chardonnay. Today, alongside Bruno Rocca, in the company they work their children Luisa and Francesco. To them falls the task of renewing the faithfulness of our history to the territory of origin, respect for the land, the value of its vineyards and the production of fruit wine of the incredible balance between the rhythm of nature and man's work.”
“Style: Still red wine
Classification: Barbaresco D.O.C.G.
Producer: Bruno Rocca
Manufacturer Features: Independent Winegrowers
Contents: 0.75 L
Vine: 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyards: Rabaja Cru vineyards of 50-60 years
Exposure: South / West
Soil characteristics: clayey and sandy tuff with veins
Harvest: by hand in the months of October when the grapes have reached perfect ripeness
Average age of the vines: 50-60 years
Fermentation: stainless steel for 20-25 days with long maceration on the skins
Aging: 12 months in oak and 12 months in large barrels. Both the barrels that are large barrels of French oak. Followed by a further 18 months in bottle
Alcohol content: 14.5% vol.”
“DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: Barbaresco DOCG
TIME to taste it: important dinner
CONSUMPTION IDEAL: 2016/2030
TEMPERATURE: 18/20 ° C
PAIRING: red meats, game and aged cheeses
GRAPES: Nebbiolo 100%
OF TANNIC RATING: 10/10”
“Bruno Rocca Barbaresco Rabaja 2012 Stephen Tanzer 94/100 Red brilliant and intense garnet interesting aroma of fine wood notes, nutty and buttery final warm Taste, enveloping, great structure, lush and soft and silky tannins The Barbaresco Bruno "Rabaj" Rocca among the most important wines of Piedmont. We are faced with a wine with great structure and coat of arms, an emblematic Barbaresco for the class with which can arise. And the perfect synthesis of the philosophy of Bruno Rocca, the mirror and the soul of the earth, the territory, the faithful ally of man, a wine that must be protected and defended and that never betrays, on any occasion. It comes from Nebbiolo grapes in Rabaj cru vineyards of who can easily tell the story of Bruno Rocca company; vines planted in 1964, facing South-West, with a soil rich in limestone and clay. And here taking shape enhancement of the earth, here where the Nebbiolo at its maximum all its potentialities. A precious terroir of belonging that manifests itself intimately in all of its features in this Barbaresco "Rabaj"; juicy and subtle, elegant and enveloping, which matures for 12-18 months in French oak barrels, and that gives us important notes of precious woods, vanilla, hazelnut and terminating with a final buttery, raspberry and cherry. The Rabaj Bruno Rocca Barbaresco an intriguing, a great wine.”
“Bruno Rocca Barbaresco Rabaja 2011
Stephen Tanzer 94/100
Brilliant garnet red and intense
Interesting scent notes of fine wood, nutty and buttery final
Taste warm, enveloping, great structure, rich and soft and silky tannins
Barbaresco "Rabajà" Bruno Rocca is among the most important wines of Piedmont. We are faced with a wine with great structure and coat of arms, a Barbaresco emblematic for the class which is able to show up. And 'the perfect synthesis of the philosophy of Bruno Rocca, is the mirror and soul of the land, the territory, is the staunch ally of man, it is a wine that must be protected and defended and that never betrays, on any occasion. It born of GRAPES Nebbiolo in Rabajà cru vineyards of which can easily tell the history of the company Bruno Rocca; vines planted in 1964, facing South-West, with a soil rich in limestone and clay. And 'here that takes shape the exploitation of the earth, it is here where the Nebbiolo brings the most of its potential. A precious terroir of belonging that manifests itself intimately in all of its features in this Barbaresco "Rabajà"; juicy and subtle, elegant and enveloping, which matures for 12-18 months in French oak barrels and that gives us important hints of precious woods, vanilla, hazelnut and terminating with a final buttery raspberry and cherry. The "Rabajà" Bruno Rocca Barbaresco is a really intriguing, a great wine.”
“Deep and intense garnet red color. Nose-embracing with scents of sweet wood (vanilla, hazelnut) and buttery notes opening to raspberry and cherry. Warm, mouth-filling taste, with soft, broad tannins, a sumptuous elegant wine, with a long finish recalling the aromas revealed on the nose.”