Notes from North Berkeley Imports:
"The Rocca family’s peerless wines are still an insider’s secret, representing some of the better values in Barbaresco. This fourth-generation vinegrowing family lives, literally, in the ‘Ronchi’ vineyard—with older vines that wind around the family home and cellars. This petite valley, close to Neive, is charmed: bordered by cru ‘Montestefano’ to the north and ‘Moccagatta’ to the south, it is shaped like a perfect amphitheater, capturing the sun and giving Nebbiolo both the ripe concentration and elegance that is the hallmark of fine Barbaresco. In recent years the family has planted Arneis vines to expand their portfolio; and are exploring aging Nebbiolo in terracotta amphorae."