Bruno Rocca took charge of the family business when his father died in 1978. Previously, Bruno worked at Ferrero Rocher in Alba, because the family farm could not support itself solely by selling its grapes. He started bottling the wine and soon established a name for himself as one of the finest producers in Barbaresco, thanks in no small part to his vineyards on the prized hill of Rabajà. Today, Bruno runs the estate with his daughter Luisa and son Francesco.
Stylistically, Bruno is a consummate modernist, making wines (from his 15 hectares of vineyard) of great fruit intensity that retain the structure and elegance of the Langhe at its best. Anyone who deems Barbaresco lighter and more ‘feminine’ (as the old books say) than Barolo should try Bruno’s wines. Due to low yields from a fabled slope like Rabajà, the wine has a wonderful intensity and balance. Their two single vineyard wines are from the ‘Rabajà’ and the ‘Currà’ Crus. They are approachable yet elegant and, while drinking well now, capable of ageing beautifully over the next decade. Each wine produced is an ode to Nebbiolo, with the elegance and finesse that are Bruno Rocca’s signature.