Our history starts in the mid 1940’s when Albino Rocca’s father Giacomo started in the wine business initially selling grapes from family vineyards and later making his own wine that was sold in demijohn. Thanks to the inheritance of some of our most precious vineyards in the 1960’s our grandfather was able to start what is now our winery Albino Rocca. Albino’s hard work and his strong support of our father Angelo Rocca laid the foundation that created a family winemaking tradition that has grown internationally over the years.
Our history has been built together, year by year. First through the gradual acquisition of vineyards and the production of not only Nebbiolo, but also Dolcetto and Barbera in addition to our continuous effort to evolve the quality of our Barbaresco – which starts in the vineyards and continues in the cellar.
Barbaresco Ronchi DOCG
“Ronchi” is deeply rooted in the Rocca family’s history, as their most historical vineyard. In this Geographical Mention the family owns many parcels all of which overlook the morning sun. For this reason every year the Barbaresco from “Ronchi”shows more complexity, potential and infinite elegance.
Ronchi vineyard is the Cru that best represents our winery. Our winery is located on the top of this vineyard.
Ronchi is the oldest and largest part of our estate extending almost 3 hectars with excellent south – east exposure with limestone and clay soil rich in minerals and stratified with layers of “tufo”. It was planted over 50 years ago with some vines over 70 years old.
This vineyard has the ideal combination of age, soil characteristics and exposure and produces wines with rich aromas, excellent structure, complexity and longevity.
Our Barbaresco Ronchi is aged 20 months in 20-hectoliter Austrian and German oak barrels.
Barbaresco Riserva Ronchi is also produced from this vineyard with a very limited production and is made exclusively in the best years.