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 Chardonnay, Rocca Estate, 2017

    Passolo Chardonnay from Rocca Estate is a product of the sunny and warm Sicily in the deepest south of Italy. It has an elegant pale yellow colour and a dry, lively palate. It offers an elegant fruity fragrance of golden apple, banana and pineapple. Ideal as an aperitif or with seafood, sushi and mixed salads.

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  2. Trebbiano Puglia, Rocca Estate, 2018
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    100% of 100

    Under various different names and guises, Trebbiano is one of Europe's most extensively planted white grape varieties, found in innumerable blends and styles, but it is generally only the Italians who use it to make this kind of single-varietal dry white.

    Angelo Rocca's Trebbiano is a great example of the variety with floral notes and almond aromas following through to a dry, soft-edged palate with well balanced acidity.

    Enjoy well-chilled with creamy pasta dishes and salads or simply on its own as aperitif!

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  3. Verdeca Puglia IGT, Rocca Estate, 2018
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    100% of 100

    Verdeca is a relatively rare grape variety found mostly in Puglia and historically used in the production of Vermouth. However Angelo Rocca has seen fit to make this 100% Verdeca which showcases the rich, exotic fruits and citrus aromas and full-flavoured, fruity palate with a subtle hint of tropical fruits.

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  4. Pinot Grigio del Veneto, Rocca Estate, 2018
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    90% of 100

    Related to the Pinot Gris grape of Alsace, which in northern Italy produces a dry, fuller, more floral style, with racy, balanced fruit.

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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. Piemonte Grande Passolo Chardonnay, Rocca Estate, 2018
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    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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