A wonderful new addition to the Albino Rocca portfolio. This 2016 Langhe Nebbiolo replaces the entry-level vino rosso ‘Rosso di Rocca’ in the estate’s line up. Gorgeously aromatic, with polished layers of sweet woodland earthiness. The sandy, clay soils, and warmer microclimate of Roero tend to gift a softer, more pliant style of Nebbiolo. That’s exactly what you find here in the delicious, cherry fruit purity and elegant, mouth-filling succulence of this estate’s first ever Langhe Nebbiolo. 90% Nebbiolo and 10% Cabernet Franc.
“The 2016 Langhe Nebbiolo Rosso di Rocca is another gorgeous entry-level wine from Albino Rocca. With the 2016, the Rosso di Rocca is a Langhe Nebbiolo, with the Nebbiolo coming from a newly acquired parcel in Magliano Alfieri, in Roero. What comes through is a relatively powerful, broad expression of Nebbiolo, with dark tonalities of fruit and a fair bit of brawn. The 2016 is a very pretty wine, but readers should expect a more potent style than in the past. The 2016 was done with short macerations and aged entirely in steel. Even so, it has quite a bit of tannic clout. This is a serious wine at its level.” 90 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com