Rocca Giovanni - Mosconi Barolo 2012
Rocca Giovanni - Mosconi Barolo 2012 (91 TSW)
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.
About this wine:
Vines exposure Southeast. The vineyard was planted in 1999 on sandy-calcaric marl soil.
Vinification: red with floating cap and maceration for 8-10 days under controlled temperature. Refined in in barriques (taransaud, Saint
Martin,Cadus, boutes, Vicard ) for 36 months and the last 6-7 months in the bottles.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a pale ruby red color.
On the medium nose aromas of cherries, tart berries and rose petals with hints of leather, tobacco, truffle, black tea, moccha and brett.
On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium(+) acidity and well integrated medium tannins.
Flavours are a recall of the nose with extra flavours of cedar, vanilla and chocolate with a medium(+) length finish. Still potential for aging this classic Barolo.
This Barolo pairs excellently with stews and game dishes and other meat dishes with a strong flavor profile.