2017 BRUNO ROCCA 'TRIFOLE' DOLCETTO D'ALBABruno Rocca
Producer: Bruno Rocca
Grape: Dolcetto 100%
Pronunciation: ‘dohl CHET oh’
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Zone: Dolcetto d'Alba DOC
Producer Info: The philosophy of wine as the natural expression of the Barbaresco territory was widely appreciated, and with the estate’s gradual growth came the purchase of new plots of land and the expansion of the cellar, which continues to today with Bruno’s children Francesco and Luisa now both closely involved in all aspects of the wine production and sales. The Bruno Rocca company philosophy is clear, as Rocca himself affirms: Wine is the mirror and soul of the ground, and the territory, if protected and defended, it will never let you down.
Tasting note: Perfumed rose petal scents overlay dark cherries and plum with elements of incense, inky earth and fresh herb infusions also apparent. Light in body the palate is vibrantly fruited with ripe cherry and plum flavours overlaid by incense infusions and fresh herbs. Finishes dry with some inky earth like characters. Crisp acidity and slightly chalky tannins with an aftertaste of fresh ripe cherries, plum, earthy incense, fresh herbs and a light inkiness.
Growing System: Guyot
Soil Composition: Calcareous clay with marl and limestone.
Production: Soft pressed into stainless steel where skin contact occurs for 7-10 days. The Dolcetto vineyards have an average age of 50 years.
Alcohol %: 14.5%