Bruno Rocca Barbaresco 2012

£36.99

 

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TASTING NOTE

Intense garnet in the glass. Very fruity aromas of blackberries, wild black cherries and plums mingle with subtle rose and violet characters, with hints of spice.  Warm and elegant, the long lasting flavours finish with a hint of cocoa.

The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine come from younger vines, grown predominantly in Neive.  20-30% of the fruit is grown in Treiso and Barbaresco. Soils in the Neive vineyard are sandy and tufaceous.  Yields are approximately 35-38 hectolitres per hectare. 

The growing season in Piemonte was characterised by fairly unusual winter weather. November and December were milder than average with the coldest weather arriving a little later than usual towards the end of January. The low temperatures which continued throughout February were also accompanied by heavy snowfalls, which built up ground water reserves but also delayed vegetative growth in most places. March and April were cool and wet but May was fortunately quite dry.  From the end of June, medium to high summer temperatures ensued, reaching a peak in the second half of August.  There was little rain over the summer but no water stress issues were recorded due to the abundant reserves which had been built up during winter and spring.

Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of around 30ºC and lasted seven days. 50% of the wine was then transferred into new French oak barrels (Allier, medium toast), and the remaining 50% was placed into old French oak barriques. The wine was matured for 12 to 16 months and then spent 12 months in bottle before release.

14.5% abv

Bruno Rocca Barbaresco 2012
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