For many years, the family has owned a small plot planted with Nebbiolo vines in the Cottà vineyard in the municipality of Neive. For the first time with the 2015 vintage, the grapes were processed separately and the resulting Barbaresco wine has since been marketed under the Cottà label. This cru is one of the historic sites in the Barbaresco growing area, and the Rocca parcel borders the larger Ronchi site and combines the typical characteristics of the two neighboring municipalities of Barbaresco and Neive.
Typical of the Cottà Cru are fine-grained and firm tannins when young, a harmonious acidity, framed by red berries, violets and balsamic aromas. The wines have a lot of elegance with a fine structure and have a high development potential.
The Ronchi grapes are handpicked in autumn and only the best berries are used for fermentation. This usually lasts 30 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is then matured in 20 hectolitre oak barrels from Austria and finally the Barbaresco is in the bottle for six months. The Barbaresco Cottà is a good accompaniment to lamb, veal and aged cheeses. The drinking window runs until 2034.