" This fantastic wine is the result of a late harvest of grapes coming from small, old vineyards and five years of ageing in big Slavonian oak casks. The colour is ruby red with garnet highlights - it's a huge wine but soft and supple with pleasant spicey notes and a long, persistent finish. "Export to PDF
food & wine matching... Roast Pork, Roast Lamb & Steaks, Casseroles and Stews
Save £25.80 a case
Dry Rich & Complex
Wine Type... Red WineVintage... 2005Style... Full & Rich RedsCountry... ItalyRegion... Puglia IGTGrape Variety... Cabernet Sauvignon, NegroamaroABV... 14.5%Closure... Natural Cork
Angelo Rocca &Figli
Vinicola Rocca was founded by Francesco Rocca in 1880, and the Rocca family name has been synonymous with winemaking ever since - the company has grown and grown over four generations and the passion for producing great wines has been passed down over the years. In 1936, Francesco's son Angelo built a cellar in Nardo, Apulia and the first bottling line was bought in 1960 which lead to the beginning of a wider distribution of the Rocca family wines.
Nowadays, the winery is run by Ernesto Rocca (Francesco's grandson) ably assisted by his sons Paolo, Marco, Luca and Matteo.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a black grape variety which produces red wines of high quality in many wine-producing regions world-wide. Its hallmark characteristics are black fruit flavours, particularly blackcurrant, and often a menthol or eucalyptus secondary note. It is a hardy grape able to grow in both hot and cooler climates alike.
Cabernet Sauvignon's traditional home is Bordeaux in South-West France, where it is commonly blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc to produce what is known as a 'Bordeaux Blend'. Such blends are increasingly popular in other parts of the wine-making world such as South Africa, Australia and South America. It is also found as a varietal wine, particularly in New World regions such as Coonawarra in Australia or Napa Valley, California.
" Ruby-red with orangey highlights, this wine has a rich, elegant nose with overtones of roses and violets. Refined, spicy and complex palate that lingers in the mouth with a hint of tannins... "
food & wine matching... Roast Beef / Steak, Game & Venison & Roast Lamb
Save £43.20 a case
Rich & Complex
Wine Type... Red WineVintage... 2005Style... Full & Rich RedsCountry... ItalyRegion... PiedmontGrower Name... Cascina BallarinGrape Variety... NebbioloABV... 14%Closure... Natural Cork
" Not only is this startlingly good wine rich, complex and packed with plummy, blackcurrant fruit, but it manages to be polished and very stylish at the same time. Another great value wine from Rocca... "
food & wine matching... Pasta - Tomato, Pizza & Casseroles & Stews
Save £11.40 a case
Full & Rich
Wine Type... Red WineVintage... 2008Style... Full & Rich RedsCountry... ItalyRegion... PugliaGrower Name... Angelo RoccaGrape Variety... Negroamaro, Syrah / Shiraz, Cabernet SauvignonABV... 13.5%Closure... Natural Cork
" This superb Barolo from Ballarin is deep ruby red with a rich and heady bouquet. On the palate the wine is elegant with overtones of sour cherries,roses and violets with a powerful and fat flavour and a long, long finish... "
food & wine matching... Roast Beef / Steak, Venison & Roast Lamb
Save £58.80 a case
Dry Rich & Complex
Wine Type... Red WineVintage... 2006Style... Full & Rich RedsCountry... ItalyRegion... PiemonteGrower Name... Cascina BallarinGrape Variety... NebbioloABV... 14%Closure... Natural Cork