At the end of XIX century, Francesco Rocca started his historical business by selling loose wine. In 1936 his son Angelo enhanced the wine production and built a cellar in Nardò, Apulia. In the 1960's the first bottling line was bought and thus started the distribution of products under the Rocca brand. Today, Ernesto Rocca (the founder's grandson) shares responsibility with his sons Paolo, Marco, Luca and Matteo who help run the family business, a business which also includes a construction company and a leading trot horse stud farm.
Passolo Salento Rosso, Rocca, 2016
Produced from lightly "over-ripened" grapes this is has a rich and complex bouquet featuring cherry, black currants and liquorice on the nose. The concentration is well balanced with very soft tannins and a full, round taste ending in a long finish. The name "Passolo" comes from the Italian word "Passola" which is what some producers call over-ripened grapes.
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Grande Passolo Rosso Salento, Rocca Estate, 2016
This Grande Passolo is made from carefully chosen Negroamaro and Primivito grapes, softly pressed and refined in big oak casks. The Grande Passolo is becoming an expression of highest quality and top of its range from Rocca Estates Apulian production. It is an intense ruby red in colour and exhales a wide bouquet of ripe red fruit with remarkable scents of raspberries, blackberries, cherries, vanilla and a pleasant unobtrusive hint of oak.
It has good body and texture, harmoniously round and balanced thanks to its gentle tannins. The nose has wonderful aromatic intensity and pairs perfectly with Mediterranean savoury dishes, roasted red meat and seasoned cheeses.
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Primitivo di Manduria, Matteo Rocca, 2016
Produced from Primitivo grapes from old vines cultivated in the Manduria area (Apuglia Region - Southern Italy). After 18 months ageing in big oak barrels before bottling it's bouquet is rich and complex, with pleasant ripened fruits like blackberry and cherry, licorice and spice notes. Full bodied in taste, velvety, supple with good persistence. Goes well with seasoned and tasty cheese, game and chocolate desserts.Learn More
Torri d'Oro Primitivo di Manduria, 2016
The Primitivo di Manduria from Angelo Rocca is a full-flavoured wine with an impressive fruity bouquet, showing plums and black cherries. With an impressive abv at 14.5%, it's powerful in structure, but has smooth and layered texture.Learn More