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    Bruno Rocca Barbaresco 2017

    Bruno Rocca Barbaresco 2017

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    This Barberesco is made with fruit derived from Bruno Rocca's most notable and prized sites, Curra. 2017 had it's challenges for Piemonte, there was frost in spring and minimal rain fall in the summer - this had a significant impact on yields. However, the grapes harvested were still of a very high quality and this is apparent in the wine.

    Intense garnet on the eye, this wine has dense aromas of black cherry, blackberries, and damson fruit with overtones of subtle dried rose petals, spice and violets. Incredible length - drinking beautifully now after several years of age but will continue to reward patience.

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    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      10+ Years
    • Varieties

      Nebbiolo
    • Vintage

      2017
    • Alcohol Content

      14.5%
    • Farming Practice

      Organic
    • Closure

      Cork
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

    Critic Reviews (4)

    Antonio Gallon

    91 points | November 2019

    The 2017 Barbaresco is the only Barbaresco from Rocca in this vintage, as hail wiped out large portions of Rabajà and Currà (which are normally vineyard designates at this address) along with Fausoni, Marcorino and San Cristoforo (which go into the straight bottling). Bright red cherry fruit, mint, chalk, white pepper and citrus give the 2017 a very distinctive upper register to match its slightly nervous personality. Despite all the challenges of the year, the 2017 is very attractive. I would prefer to drink it over the next 10-15 years, once the tannins soften a touch.

    The 2017 Barbaresco is the only Barbaresco from Rocca in this vintage, as hail wiped out large portions of Rabajà and Currà (which are normally vineyard designates at this address) along with Fausoni, Marcorino and San Cristoforo (which go into the straight bottling). Bright red cherry fruit, mint, chalk, white pepper and citrus give the 2017 a very distinctive upper register to match its slightly nervous personality. Despite all the challenges of the year, the 2017 is very attractive. I would prefer to drink it over the next 10-15 years, once the tannins soften a touch.

    Jancis Robinson

    16.5 points | July 2020

    Neive. Tasted blind. Just mid ruby with orange tinges. Marzipan cherry nose with hints of fruit cake, but much more inviting than it sounds. Elegant, supple palate of fully ripe fruit with underlying powdery tannins and a hint of fruit cake. Fully ready now. (WS)

    Neive. Tasted blind. Just mid ruby with orange tinges. Marzipan cherry nose with hints of fruit cake, but much more inviting than it sounds. Elegant, supple palate of fully ripe fruit with underlying powdery tannins and a hint of fruit cake. Fully ready now. (WS)

    James Suckling

    93 points | July 2020

    A red with lots of ripe berries and round tannins that give the wine richness and softness. Typical for the hot 2017 vintage with lots of generous fruit and ripe tannins, but not overdone. Drinkable now, but better after 2022.

    A red with lots of ripe berries and round tannins that give the wine richness and softness. Typical for the hot 2017 vintage with lots of generous fruit and ripe tannins, but not overdone. Drinkable now, but better after 2022.

    Monica Larner

    94 points | July 2020

    The classic Bruno Rocca 2017 Barbaresco surprisingly reveals cool-vintage aromas from what was in fact a warm growing season. When given ample time to open, this pretty Nebbiolo offers a long list of aromatic characteristics, starting off with a dusty note of white calcium that spans out to broad aromas of purple fruits and spice. However, that delicate mineral note is the wine's distinguishing factor, and it adds grace and enormous elegance to the finished results. You usually don't get this level of detail or finesse in the hot years, but this wine pulls it off without a hitch.

    The classic Bruno Rocca 2017 Barbaresco surprisingly reveals cool-vintage aromas from what was in fact a warm growing season. When given ample time to open, this pretty Nebbiolo offers a long list of aromatic characteristics, starting off with a dusty note of white calcium that spans out to broad aromas of purple fruits and spice. However, that delicate mineral note is the wine's distinguishing factor, and it adds grace and enormous elegance to the finished results. You usually don't get this level of detail or finesse in the hot years, but this wine pulls it off without a hitch.

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    Food Pairings & Recipe

    Food Pairing

    Milanese Risotto with Pine Mushrooms

    Milanese Risotto with Pine Mushrooms

    INCREDIENTS

    3 tbsp Colonna Extra virgin olive oil

    4 French Eschallots, finely sliced

    250 g Simon Johnson Carnaroli rice, finely chopped

    1⁄3 Gohar Saffron Tips, steeped in 1/2 tbsp hot water

    2 Garlic cloves, Peeled & whole

    250 ml Simon Johnson Verjus750 ml chicken stock

    350g Fresh Pine Mushrooms, finely sliced

    75 g Lescure Butter

    3 sprigs Fresh lemon thyme

    Salt & Pepper, to taste

    Cacio De Bosco, or a similar hard cheese, to serve

    METHOD

    1. Sauté the French eschallots in olive oil, over a gentle heat until fragrant

    2. Add the 250g of carnaroli rice & continue to stir in the pan until the rice turns from opaque to translucent

    3. Add steeped saffron with the 1 /2 tbsp of water

    4. Add 2 whole cloves of garlic & deglaze the pan with 250ml of verjuice.

    5. Continue to stir whilst adding 1 cup of chicken stock at a time, as required 6. Continue cooking until all the stock has been used, the rice reaches al dente & is no longer chalky in the middle.

    7. Remove the whole garlic cloves with a fork, discard.

    8. Take the pan off the heat add the sliced pine mushrooms & fold through the butter.

    9. Rest in the pan for 5 mins & add an extra drizzle of colonna extra virgin olive oil (optional)Season well with salt and pepper.

    10. Garnish with fresh lemon thyme if using, along with freshly shaved Cacio de Bosco, pecorino cheese or similar.

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