Grape: 100% Nebbiolo
Region: Italy> Piedmont> Barbaresco.
Notes: Decanting recommended. No chemical farming. Organic.
Honored in the Gambero Rosso Italian Wine Guide with Tre Bicchierri, the highest level a wine can receive, this jewel was cultivated with competence and love by the Rocca brothers who feel close to the land. The grapes are from a single vineyard 'Bric Mentina' nested on the scenic ridge of a hill in the village of Barbaresco. The bottles spend long, quiet months aging in their cellar deep under the ground, far from noise or motion, where the temp. is stable. . Intense, yet elegant nose of berry and floral. Entirely hand-harvested from the Montestefano vineyard at 270 meters above sea level. 22 day fermentation in stainless steel tank with pumping over 2-4 times a day. Aged 18 months in 3000L oak casks, then aged 10 months in bottle. Full-bodied, ripe fruit, firm tannins and a long finish. 6,500 bottles produced.