Gorgeous, open aromatics lead to layers of silky-textured, opulent fruit in the 2004 Barolo Vigneto Rocche. A multitude of roses, flowers, black cherries and spices flow as this vibrant, pure Barolo blossoms on the palate with superb depth and definition. The only thing it needs is a few more years in the bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
|The Corino family arrived at La Morra in 1952.
The land was planted with fruits and vineyards, the barn was always well-supplied.
After the birth of two sons Renato in 1963 and Giuliano in 1968 the company grew: 15 hectares of vineyards, half owned and half leased.
Most of the grapes were produced for sale to traders, the remaining wine produced was sold to relatives and friends in demijohns.
The first bottle of Barolo was produced in the middle eighties.
In 1987 Giuliano and Renato, following the example of their friend Elio Altare, begin to do the first thinning in the vineyard to get a better quality and more structure in the wine.
It starts to vinify a small part of Dolcetto and Nebbiolo and the rest of the production of grapes are sold to make investments in the cellar.
They bought the first tanks for fermentation at controlled temperatures to enhance the flavors of wine and also the French oak barrels.
At the end of 2005, Giuliano and Renato decided to split the company.
Giuliano, with his wife Stefania, runs the place and the historic label.
The hectares of vineyards are 8.
5 hectares are for nebbiolo of barolo, 1.5 are for barbera are 1.5 are for dolcetto.
The production are of 35.000-40.000 bottles.