Angelo Rocca

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.

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  1. 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.

    Gold Medal: Berliner Weine Trophy 2016

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  2. Primitivo Salento, IGT, Rocca Estate, 2018
    Rating:
    80% of 100

    This Primitivo by Angelo Rocca has an intense ruby red colour with violet tints. On the nose the perfume is concentrated, characteristic of ripened grapes with a hint of cherries and the palate is dry, solid yet deliciously velvety.

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  3. Monferrato Rosso, Rocca, 2015

    Monferrato Rosso from Rocca is brilliant red in colour with a delicate bouquet and pleasant fruity fragrances. Medium-bodied with soft tannins and lasting persistence.

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  4. Piemonte Dolcetto Merlot, Rocca Estate, 2015

    This velvety smooth red wine by Angelo Rocca merges the old Piedmont grape variety, Dolcetto, to a relative newcomer in the area, Merlot. The result is a new, soft and round style with fruit and red berries with hints of spices and balanced acidity.

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  5. Monferrato Bianco, Rocca, 2017

    From the land of Monferrato, this elegant and intense white wine has a persistant, fresh and sapid taste. Herbaceous and fruity notes on the nose with hints of pippin apple.

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  6. 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. 

    Gilbert & Gillard Gold Medal 2017

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  7. Torri d'Oro Negroamaro Salento IGT, 2017

    Rocca have produced this Negroamaro with typicality of Salento, firstly noticeable from the colour which is deeply, dark. Secondly the nose is intense, with hints of ripe red fruits and pleasantly spicy notes. On the palate there's delicious unobtrusive oak and a velvety roundedness.

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  8. Piemonte Grande Passolo Chardonnay, Rocca Estate, 2018
    Rating:
    100% of 100

    The peculiarity of the terroir of Piedmont hills, together with the climate conditions, the low yield and the attentive and selective manual harvest of the well-matured grapes make it a unique wine.

    The soft pressing of the grapes after harvest and a fermentation in steel tanks at a controlled temperature promote a pleasant mineral and citrussy nose with a well balanced and solid body. Full of tropical fruit pineapple and melon flavours on the palate.  Pairs well with fish, white meats, salads and fresh cheese.

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  9. Torri d'Oro Cabernet Merlot IGT, 2017

    A superb red wine, with a rounded, smooth body and a wide bouquet of intense, pleasant aromas of ripe red fruit. Elegant in structure with gentle tannins, belying the high alcohol content.

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    £12.75
  10. 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.

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  11. Rose, 8 Secco Vintage, 2016

    8 Secco Vintage is a sparkling rosé, from grapes grown on the hills nearby Treviso. It is a mouthwatering light pink colour with a delicate and fragrant nose of raspberry and strawberry. The palate is fresh, sapid and pleasantly aromatic and, as with most sparkling rosés, it is excellent as aperitif or with delicate foods and appetisers.

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  12. Barricone, Primitivo Puglia IGT, 2016

    The winemaker chose only the best Primitivo (Zinfandel) grapes from old vines in Apulia, the heel of Italy. Ageing in large oak barrels added vanilla notes to the cherry and fresh plum fruit aromas. A great food wine that is round and full with gentle tannins and a jammy finish. Pairs well with pasta bolognese, pizza, braised and grilled meat, game, medium strength cheese and, surprisingly, chocolate cake!

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