Bricco Rocche, located in Castiglione Falletto, is entirely owned by Ceretto. While "bricco" refers to the "top of the hill" and is usually where the best exposures are found, "rocche" refers to the cliffs surrounding the vineyard. The wine is aged for 30 months in new and seasoned oak with an additional year of refinement in bottle.
This wine has a deep garnet color with crimson hues. Complex aromas of cherries, raisins, dried flowers, smoky vanilla, and cigar box are apparent on the nose while flavors of red fruits and sweet spices abound on the palate. This is a rich, fullbodied wine with velvety soft tannins and balanced acidity and a long, appealing finish.
This wine is best paired with dishes with powerful flavors. Beef, lamb, veal, rabbit and pheasant all wonderfully marry with the deep flavors of this wine. Dishes with wild mushrooms and truffles such as risottos are wonderful companions as well as the deep flavors complement one another beautifully. - Winery
Alcohol: 14.5 %
pH level: 3.7
Residual sugar: 0.0 g/ L
Acidity: 5.7 g/ L
The aromas of rose petals, strawberries and dark fruits are breathtaking. Full-bodied, very fine and tight with a fabulous depth of fruit. Yet it remains agile and lively. Polished form. Composed and beautiful. Reminds me of the great 2008. Drink in 2022. #66 Top 100 of 2016. - James Suckling 98 Points
A sleek, linear style whose macerated cherry and berry flavors are framed by spicy oak, tobacco and graphite notes, with tannins that are tight and assertive now, but this has balance and finesse overall, and lingering sweet fruit in the aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2038. 210 cases made. -BS - Wine Spectator Magazine 94 Points
Aromas of exotic spice, iris, oak, coffee bean and wild berry come together on this structured, glossy red along with a note of grilled herb. The chewy palate boasts raspberry confiture, red cherry, espresso, dark chocolate, orange peel and tobacco while tightly knit, fine-grained tannins provide the framework. A licorice note closes the lingering finish. It’s youthfully assertive and needs to fully develop. Drink 2020-2030..Kerin O'Keefe - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 92 Points