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2012 Bruno Rocca Barbaresco Curra Riserva

2012 Bruno Rocca Barbaresco Curra Riserva

95 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2012 Bruno Rocca Barbaresco Curra Riserva
95 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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A supreme Barbaresco from one of Bruno Rocca's most prized sites. Like Rabaja, the Curra vineyard faces ideally southwest but at a slightly lower altitude and only lighter soils. Thus the fruit ripens more sweetly and with less assertive tannins, creating a wonderfully expressive yet 'feminine' wine -- the "queen" to their Rabaja "king". The "gorgeous" 2012 vintage was the first to ascend to this esteem and go under this super-premium label. Immense nobility is somehow captured in this wine's perfumed delicacy and fruit sweetness, while its ageworthy acid and tannin profile politely demanded a few extra years in bottle before the long-awaited release. Among the true wine treasures from this great region, the Curra is exclusive to us -- collect!

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$240.00 in mixed 6+ or $260.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Nebbiolo

Its Origins

Bruno Rocca’s parents bought the estate's current property in the 1950‘s when they moved to Rabaja from Barbaresco. Bruno took over the estate when his father died in 1978. As a consummate modernist, Bruno uses modern technology to produce wines with tremendous intensity of fruit balanced by the characteristic Piemontese structure and a judicious use of oak. His wines look, smell and taste like real Nebbiolo and unlike an increasing number of other Piemonte producers, he never feels the need to add a certain extra something to deepen the colour or round out the palate. Bruno started bottling in 1978 and since then has risen to the top of the quality tree in this area, producing a Barbaresco and the single vineyard Rabaja Barbaresco. His daughter, Luisa now works with him at the estate as the marketing manager.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Antonio Galloni

"The 2012 Barbaresco Riserva Currà is a real knockout. Intense, sweet and beautifully perfumed, the 2012 offers a super-classic expression of this Neive vineyard. Twenty four months in oak have helped soften some of the angular contours the 2012 had when it was younger. Hints of orange peel, white pepper, dried herbs and cherries linger on the exotic, beguiling finish. What a gorgeous wine this is. The 2012 spent 22 months in cask. To be released in 2017." Drink 2018 - 2032

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Nebbiolo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2032

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with PORK

Taste

4

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