Marco Rocca run this classic estate producing down-to-earth wines. He's a simple, humble man trusting in his vineyards to produce fruit of the highest pedigree, in order for him to transfer these berries into elegant, mineral-lazed wines with sweet and seductive tannins.
The estate is located just outside the village of Barbaresco. The core focus is of course his three different Barbaresco wines, but Marco also takes pride in his Langhe Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera. He's fortunate to own parcels in Montefico and Montestefano vineyards, both regarded as Cru sites in the area.
Marco Rocca is a farmer of the old school. Everything he does derives from the land where he was born; Barbaresco. The letter Ö in the name La Ca Növa is linked to the past when people in Barbaresco still spoke the local Piedmontese dialect, in which Ö is present. In a way, just like Marco's wines.
Marco is a none interventionist winemaker. He works very hard in the vineyards, and once harvested, his grapes are crushed and the must fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature,, with limited pump-overs. Once pressed, his Barbaresco wines age in neutral 30HL Botti for 20 months before being bottled unfiltered.
"La Ca Nova sits in a privileged spot, nestled
between the Montefico and Montestefano, two of Barbaresco's top sites. The wines
spend about 25 days on the skins and are aged in medium-sized casks.