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Bruno Rocca Langhe Nebbiolo “Fralu” 2021

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Nebbiolo | Piedmont | Italy | Red Wine | Bruno Rocca | 2021 | 0,75 L | 14,5 %
About
Bruno Rocca Langhe Nebbiolo "Fralu" is a dry, red wine made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes, sourced from the esteemed Langhe region of Piedmont, Italy. This wine represents the essence of Nebbiolo, showcasing Bruno Rocca's commitment to expressing the varietal's characteristic elegance and complexity, with "Fralu" being a testament to the winery's meticulous vineyard management and winemaking expertise. Crafted with the same care and attention as their renowned Barbaresco wines, "Fralu" offers a more approachable yet sophisticated introduction to the iconic Nebbiolo grape, making it a standout representation of the Langhe terroir.
Producer
Notary documents from the 19th century attest to the presence of the Rocca family in the township of Barbaresco since 1834, the same year ancestor Francesco (1834-1894) was born. In 1864, Francesco drafted the prenuptial agreements with his future wife, Luigia Cheinasso. In the document, Francesco is defined as “a farmer born and living in Barbaresco”, the co-owner with his brother Giuseppe of “houses, sites, vineyards, and slopes” located within the township. According to later documents, our family’s activity revolved around a multi-purpose farm. Viniculture was an important part of the household finances alongside fields for foraging and raising livestock. In 1958, he moved to live in Rabaja near the gardens. In 1978, he releases the first wine under his own name and with his own label. Before that, the family gave their grapes to a cooperative that bottled their wines separately and marketed them under a separate brand. In 1990, the family began to expand and bought vineyards outside Barbaresco. Other styles began to be made, such as: Langhe Nebbiolo, Barbera d'Alba and d'Asti, Dolcetto.
Tasting notes

Tasting notes for Bruno Rocca Langhe Nebbiolo “Fralu” reveal a vibrant bouquet of red fruits, notably cherries and raspberries, accompanied by floral hints of rose and violet, along with subtle notes of spice and earth. The palate is greeted with a harmonious balance of acidity and tannins, leading to a structured yet silky finish, showcasing the wine’s finesse and the varietal’s inherent complexity.

Pairing

This Langhe Nebbiolo pairs beautifully with traditional Piedmontese dishes, such as tajarin with truffle or a rich beef brasato, where the wine’s acidity and tannic structure complement the savory flavors of the food. It also matches well with aged cheeses, providing a delightful contrast to the richness of the cheese and enhancing the overall flavor profile of the pairing.

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Original price was: 37.50 €.Current price is: 26.25 €.

Wine Searcher review

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Nebbiolo wines tipically have rich, but elegant tannins, high acidity and unic scent – often characterized as "roses and tar". After a few years of vintage, most Nebbiolo wines begin fading from intensive ruby to a glorious brick orange color and developing flavors of mushroom, moss, leather and black pepper.
The Langhe is a mountainous region of Piedmont located east of the Tanaro River and south of the capital of Alba. Lange has a long history of winemaking, and many of the wines produced here use traditional, well-established grape varieties such as Arneis and Vermentino for white wines, and Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Freisa for reds. Since its official launch in November 1994, Langhe DOC has built a significant reputation for innovative viticulture. The Langhe wine region, known as the 'quality triangle', is made up of a unique combination of climate, soil and local varieties that create a rich wine range. Also, one cannot fail to note the passion and obsession of local producers who fully devote their whole life to serving their land.