2004 Rocca Giovanni Barolo

Year: 2004
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$59.95

BACK STORY: FROM MY SUPPLIER I HAVE DONE BUSINESS WITH FOR YEARS, FROM HIS PERSONAL CELLAR NEVER SEEING LITE OF DAY!!..I HAVE JUST TASTED AND BOUGHT REMAINING INVENTORY!!..PRISTINE AGED PRODUCT FOR PENNIES!!

"Shows tar and rose on the nose, with hints of sandalwood. Full-bodied, very chewy and structured, offering plenty of fruit, with plum, blackberry and cherry and a long finish. A fabulous debut wine. Best after 2012. 450 cases made." -JS (WS)

Winery Notes:
Rocca Giovanni’s winery consists of 22 hectares of vineyards located in the municipality of Monforte d'Alba, a small village which is part of the eleven communes of Barolo of ancient origin which now owes its fame 'as well as the beauty of the great wines.

For three generations, the Rocca family cultivates with care, passion and authenticity the vineyards of his property making wine harvest. The vineyards Pianromualdo, Sant'Anna, Trenta, Mosconi, Giudice e Ravera di Monforte are the main assets of the winery as part of suited zones and subzones of the most important maps of Langa.

Over the years the winery amplifies transforming into a small cellar and starts a small bottles production. Giovanni decides achieving remarkable results with his wife Caterina to enhance the wine-making and using the help of oenologist Piero Ballario the range of wines Rocca comes to life. Helped by young daughter Federica and the strong son Maurizio winery now produces about 80,000 bottles a year of the following wines: Langhe Chardonnay Doc, Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Sant’Anna Doc, Barbera d'Alba Doc in the two versions, regular and Vigna Pianromualdo, Nebbiolo d'Alba Doc Giaculin, Langhe Rosso Doc Rucat, Barolo Docg, Barolo Docg Ravera di Monforte (with the previously mention Bricco Ravera) e Barolo Docg Mosconi. Last born in the winery is the Succuva, a natural and gentle juice produced by the simple pressing of grapes with no added sugar, water and sulphites. From the beginning the company puts into practice a simple philosophy based on respect for tradition in the land and the winery using eco-friendly products for the treatments in the vineyard and a natural winemaking that reflects more than the lifestyle of the Rocca family.