Our father Angelo Rocca was well-known for his dedication and passion for his work. His approach and open mind allowed him to expertly and carefully combine respect for tradition with innovation offered by modern winemaking techniques. This was a vision he evolved over time while maintaining a constant search for quality.
From the time he started working in the winery in the 1960’s he developed and steadily increased the holdings of the winery. In addition to Barbaresco they include vineyards in Neive and San Rocco Seno d’Elvio. Angelo carefully managed the vineyards leading to the reduction and elimination of the use of herbicides, at the same time seeking to improve wine making and aging techniques.
In the late 1980’s he separated the winemaking and aging of our cru production starting with Bric Ronchi and Loreto Vineyard, in order to achieve a stylistic change in the production of our Barbaresco. Starting in 2004 we increased the use of large twenty hectoliter oak barrels for aging our Barbarescos, This was not a choice driven by a nostalgic return to the past, but with the understanding that this was the best way to increase the true expressive qualities of Nebbiolo; its personality and its elegant soul.