"La Ca' Növa remains one of the true undiscovered jewels of Barbaresco. Marco
Rocca crafts intense, classically proportioned Barbarescos full of personality."
Marco Rocca'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 structure, tannin profile 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 (now of Poderi Colla) in 1961. Montestefano typically combines elegance and richness with a firm structure whilst Montefico is more austere with bracing tannins and pronounced minerality. The viticulture is sustainable and the wines are made in a 'hands off' style: farming by hand, natural yeasts, fermentation with no temperature control, 25+ day skin contact and ageing in large oak (Slovenian and Austrian). Best of all, they remain great value for money.