Albino Rocca Barbaresco Ronchi 2013
VM95: "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."
The Rocca family has been bottling fine wine at their estate for four generations, started by the great winemaker Angelo Rocca. Three vineyards contribute to the production of the Nebbiolo grapes that go into the Barbaresco. Ronchi comes from a clay-rich site and is 100% Nebbiolo. It’s medium to full-bodied with layers of dark red stone fruit. This is a standout Barbaresco.