2008 Bruno Rocca Barbaresco Rabajà
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The 2008 Bruno Rocca Rabajà is a single vineyard Barbaresco wine made from Nebbiolo grapes. Rabajà is a 3.5 hectares’ plot renowned to deliver aromatic wines with firm structure and balanced tannins. The vines are southwest-facing, planted at an altitude of about 300 metres above sea level and between 50 and 60 years old.
Bruno Rocca has a wide range of Barbarescos from different vineyards in its portfolio, however this 2008 Rabajà is one of the more masculine wines produced by the estate. It goes through a process of ageing of two years: the first in French oak barriques, the second in French oak barrels. Barbaresco Rabajà displays aromas of berry fruit and green herbs, with some hints of violet and rose.
We see this wine very much suitable to accompany a meal with lamb, Bolognese or a juicy beef burger. In terms of occasions, this 2008 Bruno Rocca Barbaresco Rabajà could be a nice touch on a date, a gift to treat yourself on a weekend or possibly a bottle to share with friends during a hunting session.
“This is a Barbaresco that never disappoints, one of my favourites. It has a bright, ruby colour and a very intact bouquet, with a distinct fruity streak and floral sensation that is still fresh. The slight spice from its youth integrated perfectly with the classy smokey notes. The mouthfeel is elegant, refined and has great personality, with a very persistent and classy finish.” – Elisa Fiore Gubellini, AIS Sommelier