Bruno Rocca’s Barbaresco shows why Rabaja deserves a spot on the world stage. Aromas of wild berry, rose hip and crushed stone spill out of the glass. Patience is rewarded as time will see this powerful wine relax its grip, doling out so much freshness, energy and personality. Concentrated flavors of cherry, raspberry compote and licorice are supported by taut, polished tannins and the promise of even more complexity after 2024.
Bruno Rocca is slowly handing the reins to his children. Their pride and joy is the 4ha holding in Rabajà, where the vines have an average age of 60 years. The wine is aged in both barriques, 20% new, and large casks. The nose is marked by the purity of its floral and raspberry aromas. It's more dense and spicy on the palate, with ample weight of fruit, some liquorice and plenty of grip on the long finish