Established – 1995
Owned by – Marco Rocca
Winemaker – Marco Rocca
Viticulture – Organic
Marco’s vineyards are located in the commune of Barbaresco and include the prestigious crus of Monetefico and Montestefano, two of the best sites that are often referred to as being ‘baroloesque’ owing to their backbone and ageing capability. Located on the Eastern side of the commune and separated by a few hundred metres, Montestefano is a few hundred metres south of Montefico and was the first to be bottled as a single vineyard wine, by the legendary Beppe Colla (of Poderi Colla) in 1961.
“La Ca’ Növa remains one of the true undiscovered jewels of Barbaresco. Marco Rocca craftsintense, classically proportioned Barbarescos full of personality.” Antonio Galloni
Montestefano typically combines elegance and richness with a firm structure whilst Montefico is more austere with bracing tannins. The viticulture is sustainable and the wines are all made the same way, with 20-25 days of skin contact and aging for 20 months in large neutral botti. Best of all, they remain great value for money.