Barolo DOCG Rocche dell'Annunziata

Rocche dell’Annunziata is certainly one of the most sought-after Menzione Geografica of La Morra. It is a quite homogenous cru with exposure principally towards the southeast, located between La Morra and the frazione of Annunziata. One of the soil’s characteristics is the presence of stones (hence the name “Rocche,” which means rocks) that help the soil drain water. Rocche produces Barolo with soft tannins, concentrated wines with intensely fruity notes that are always well balanced and elegant.

Variety: 100% Nebbiolo

Age of vineyards: planted in the 1980s

Vine training system: Guyot

Vinification: maceration on the skins in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature for about 12 days before the grapes are pressed and alcoholic fermentation is concluded in stainless steel (about 20 days), where malolactic fermentation also takes place at a controlled temperature. Towards December, the wine is transferred to small barrels of oak, 50% of which are new and 50% used, where it remains to age for 24 months. After decanting in stainless steel, the wine is bottled without fining or filtration.

Color: intense ruby red with subtle garnet hues

Aroma: penetrating, captivating, and highly aromatic with classic notes of red fruit and hints of freshly cut flowers, hay, and sweet spices

Flavor: austere and noble, with great vigor, fullness, savoriness, and minerality. The excellent terroir and particular microclimate create a unique complexity.

Serving temperature: 16°-18°C. It is particularly enjoyable to savor its initial freshness and then appreciate the evolution of its aromas as the wine slowly warms in the glass.

Evolution: Decidedly austere, its smoother and sweeter notes grow in time to lend this wine incredible complexity, drinkability, and certainly great longevity.

Bottles produced: about 1,800
Also available in magnum format