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2011 Bruno Rocca Italian (Piedmont) Red "Maria Adelaide Barbaresco"

Winery: Bruno Rocca

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Maria Adelaide Barbaresco"

Wine Category: Italian (Piedmont) Red

Grape blend: 100% Nebbiolo

Region: Barbaresco

State or country: Italy

Price: $115

Cases produced: 225

KWG Score: 94.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: September 25, 2016

Wine Review: This light red colored Nebbiolo is Excellent. It opens with a fragrant and attractive black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, smooth and silky. The flavor profile is a tasty mild cherry with notes of gentle oak, plum and mild mineralty. You will also notice the tannins enter the mid-palate, but they do not interfere with the fruit. Then comes the finish, that is rather dry and while its tannins are huge now, they are well-managed and last for a very long time. I would decant this Barbaresco in the near term and enjoy it with a well-marbled cowboy ribeye. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine, dedicated to Bruno's mother, Maria Adelaide, is produced from a selection of the best grapes of our vineyards. Color: Deep garnet red Nose: Wide with black fruit (blackberries, cherries, plums, black cherries) and blood orange, scents of flowers (violet, rose), spices and mint. Flavour: Mouth filling, warm and elegant, very long and persistent with overtones confirming aromas perceived on the nose with a hint of cocoa.

Organic status: not organic

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