Bruno Rocca Barbaresco Curra Riserva 2013

Wine Advocate: 96

This represents the second edition of this new Riserva from Bruno Rocca. The 2013 Barbaresco Riserva Currà will hit the market this upcoming September. Years ago, back in 1981, Bruno Rocca made a wine with Currà fruit. He micro-vinified from tiny parcels patched together. This wine represents a second incarnation of that first experimental wine. That said, Bruno Rocca has extensive experience with this vineyard cru. Currà tends to produce softer, more velvety fruit compared to Rabajà, the vineyard most famously associated with this family-run estate. Currà has flinty and chalky soils that contribute to the tannic structure of the wine and its long-term aging potential. The wines are fermented in tank and aged in large oak casks. This beautifully fresh and crisp vintage delivers a lasting sense of strength, power and territory-specific character.

Vinous: 94+

The 2013 Barbaresco Riserva Currà is a wine of total class and refinement. Lifted and aromatic, with striking perfume, this mid-weight, polished Barbaresco has a lot to offer. Scents of sweet pipe tobacco, dried cherry, herb, anise and menthol add to the wine's complexity and nuance. The long, persistent finish, firm tannins and soaring perfume are classic Currà.

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