Vintage Rosso Salento, Rocca Estate, 2012
Rocca only releases their vintage red in the best years and the result is a huge, yet soft and supple red. Old vines from small vineyards supply the fruit while five years of ageing in oak casks finishes the process, although you could age this wine for a further 10 years or more. Pleasant spicy notes appear in the almost endless finish. Suits roasted and braised meat, game and full flavoured cheese.
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.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||14.5%|
|Vegetarian & Vegan||Vegetarian suitable, Vegan suitable|
|Style||Red - Powerful|
|Grape Type(s)||Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera|