2013 Bruno Rocca, Barbaresco, Maria Adelaide, 6x750ml

2013 Bruno Rocca, Barbaresco, Maria Adelaide, 6x750ml

Alcohol: 14%

Availability: 4 weeks

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
From £580.00

Critics Score: 96

Publication: Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Drinking Dates: 2020-2028

The 2013 Barbaresco Maria Adelaide is a selection of the best fruit from both Rabajä and Currà. It is also the most overtly ample and creamy of these wines. Here, too, the wine's balance is simply compelling. Moreover, the natural power of Rabaja and the nerve of Currà are hugely complementary. The 2013 spent eighteen months in French oak. So much has changed here over the last few years. The Maria Adelaide remains the Barbaresco that is most closely linked to the wines Bruno Rocca made when he was solely in charge of the estate.
Bruno Rocca took charge of the family business when his father died in 1978. Previously, Bruno had been working at Ferrero Rocher in Alba, because the family farm could not support more than one family by selling its grapes. He started bottling the wine and soon established a name for himself as one of the finest producers in Barbaresco, thanks in no small part to his vineyards on the prized hill of Rabajà. Today, Bruno runs the estate with daughter Luisa and son Francesco. 

Stylistically, Bruno is a consummate modernist, making wines (from his 15 hectares of vineyard) of great fruit intensity that retain the structure and elegance of the Langhe at its best. Anyone who deems Barbaresco lighter and more ‘feminine’ (as the old books say) than Barolo should try Bruno’s wines. Due to low yields from a fabled slope like Rabajà, the wine has a wonderful intensity and balance. Their two single vineyard wines are from the ‘Rabajà’ and the ‘Currà’ Crus. They are approachable yet elegant and, while drinking well now, capable of ageing beautifully over the next decade. Their most recently released Barbaresco Riserva ‘Currà’ and Barbaresco Riserva ‘Rabajà’ are both produced from a strict selection of grapes and matured in French oak casks for 24 to 36 months, then a further 24 months in bottle, before release. This year, Bruno is releasing the 2013 vintage of the Barbaresco ‘Maria Adelaide’. Made exclusively in the best vintages from a selection of their most outstanding vineyards, it is dedicated to Bruno’s mother, Maria Adelaide, who guided the family with her extensive knowledge of the Barbaresco vineyards and wines. Each is an ode to Nebbiolo, with the elegance and finesse that are Bruno Rocca’s signature.