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2018 Albino Rocca Barbaresco Cotta

Piemonte, Italy

A radiant and complex wine from one of best vineyards in the Barbaresco subregion

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About The Wine

The Albino Rocca Barbaresco Cotta comes from a vineyard planted between 1962 and 1996, creating a long-lived and profound wine.

As soon as you pour the wine, you notice a medley of aromas, such as ripe red berries, smoke, and herbal tones, plus a menthol freshness somewhat reminiscent of a Coonawarra Cabernet. Some notes of violets give the wine a pretty, floral character. The palate is defined by youthful flavours of red fruits, mintiness, as well as star anise and a stewed fruit angle.

The tannin structure and acidity give the wine depth and radiance, all in all producing a delicious wine that still has many good years ahead of it.

About Albino Rocca

Albino Rocca is one of the premier producers in Barbaresco. Their wines have an air of effortless transparency and elegance about them, showing the charms and beauty of Piemonte with traditional winemaking and great vineyards as the foundations.

Following Angelo Rocca's tragic passing in 2012, his three daughters (Daniela, Monica and Paola) have taken the estate to new heights, consistently releasing outstanding blended and single vineyard Barbarescos, and driving the quality of the Barbera and Dolcetto to new heights.

They were recently awarded “Green Experience” certification - a brand dedicated to the wines of Piedmont aiming at a collective, integrated and sustainable certification for the region. The accreditation promotes both conservation of natural resources and protection of the magnificent, rolling landscape. Its goal is an ecological viticulture achieved via natural agricultural techniques and decreased use of chemicals.

Vineyards of Albino Rocca
Vineyards of Albino Rocca
Barbaresco, Italy
Additional Info

From the Producer

The small vineyard of Cottà located in the municipality of Neive was purchased by family in the 1970’s. It was then vinified separately for the first time in 2015, and is considered another historic soul of the Barbaresco area. This vineyard is where the Tortonian imprint from the land gives complex and long lived wines.

Area of origin: Geographic mention “Cottà” in the municipality of Neive

Exposure: South-West

Soil: marl, with a prevalence of limestone, light clay and sand

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo 100%

Planting year: 1962 and 1996

Maturation: at least 20 months in German and Austrian oak cask

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2033
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
Wine Enthusiast

"Menthol, pipe tobacco and ripe red berry aromas mingle with whiffs of violet on this radiant red. Linear and full-bodied, the tight, still youthfully austere palate offers strawberry compote, star anise and crushed mint alongside firm, fine-grained tannins. Bright acidity keeps it balanced. Drink 2026–2033." Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast)

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