Albino Rocca Barbaresco Ovello Vigna Loreto 2016

£55.99 GBP

The Rocca family began its love affair with Nebbiolo over a century ago and has been producing its own wines since 1955. Angelo Rocca, whose three daughters now run the estate, was a Barbaresco pioneer, jettisoning big oak flavours for fruit purity and terroir expression.

The 50-year-old vines of the small Vigna Loreto vineyard root deep into limestone-clay soils, imparting an elegant mineral edge to this rich and complex wine. Two years ageing in large old oak barrels have ripened the tannins and broadened out the mid palate, which transitions from dense dark fruit to a sensationally pure finish that goes on and on.