Rocche is a very particular vineyard, steep with a high proportion of sand in the top soils. It is at an altitude of 350m and has a southeast exposure. Brovia own one and a half hectares of this cru which was planted exclusively with Nebbiolo in 1966. The harvest has to be by hand, the slope is too steep to use machines, the harvest 5,500 bottles are produced each year.
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Vintage period and management The manual harvest of the grapes takes place at the half of October
Fermentation / Maceration: With controlled temperature (about 28°C) for a period of 15 – 20 days
Ageing and refining: The ageing takes place in French oak (mid size barrels of 30 Hl.), where the wine is allowed to mature for 2 years.
After the ageing, the wine is put in the bottles without any filtration.
The refining is carried out in a place at constant temperature and right humidity, protected from sunlight and artificial light.
eRobert Parker (Galloni) 92 points
Is all class and elegance. Sweet, open aromatics meld into an expressive core of small red fruits. As is often the case, the Rocche present a very fine, chiseled expression of fruit framed by relatively soft, silky tannins. In 2005, the Rocche is remarkably accessible, although it will likely firm up a bit in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2022.
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product Brovia. Barolo 'Rocche' 2005 product code / SKU IRP149 region Italy - Piemonte (Piedmont) vintage 2005 bottle size 75cl alcohol level 13 - 13.5% body full colour red sugar level dry grape Nebbiolo