Vintage : 2011
Region : Barbaresco
Rating : WA94 & AG93
Antonio Galloni Vinous
Blood orange, exotic spices, mint and bright red stone fruits are some of the many notes that emerge from Rocca's 2011 Barbaresco Maria Adelaide. Sensual, ripe and voluptuous, the 2011 Maria Adelaide captures the essence of the Bruno Rocca house style. The 2011 spent 18 months in French oak barrels, 70% new, which is very much felt. Fans of the Maria Adelaide should take note that there is no 2012, but there will be a 2013.
The 2011 Barbaresco Maria Adelaide is a superb expression of Nebbiolo from one of the most talented winemaking families in Barbaresco. It presents a thick array of aromas that range from dark fruit and plum to spice, leather and toasted almond. The wine never feels heavy or over extracted. Indeed, the palate offers great coherency, elegance and grace. Barbaresco Maria Adelaide is aged in French barrique for 12 months and sees an additional 12 months in large oak casks. The 2011 vintage should age for another five years before you serve it.
Bruno Rocca is amongst the leading producers of Italy’s legendary Barbaresco. The estate owns 15 hectares of vineyards, mainly in Rabaja – the heart of Barbaresco town and some parcels in Neive for Barbera & Chardonnay. Bruno Rocca & his son, Francesco work in the vineyards and 70,000 bottles are yearly produced at the estate since 1978 , all of which are hand-signed by Bruno. Bruno’s daughter, Luisa takes care of commercial aspect and ensures its quality wine is evenly spread out on the international market.
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