" A very light, pure and honest Merlot - jam packed with ripe, succulent cassis flavours with a mouth-watering finish - very easy drinking and perfect for the barbeque or to drink with all manner of dishes. "Export to PDF
food & wine matching... Roast Beef / Steak, Casseroles & Stews & Roast Lamb
Dry Medium Bodied & Fruity
Wine Type... Red WineVintage... 2011Style... Medium Bodied RedsCountry... ItalyRegion... VenetoGrower Name... Angelo RoccaGrape Variety... MerlotABV... 11%Closure... Screw Cap
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.
The Veneto is an extremely important region in the north-east of Italy, stretching from the west at the shores of Lake Garda as far north as the Alps, the Austrian border and the Venetian hinterland. It is Italy's largest wine-producing region.
DOC wines represent well over a quarter of total production and include such well-known names as Valpolicella, Soave, Bardolino and Prosecco. Corvina and Garganega grape varieties are commonly used for red and white wines respectively, while sparkling wines from the Prosecco DOC are made from its namesake grape variety.
Merlot is a red grape variety, famous for its use in the great wines of Pomerol and St-Emilion on Bordeaux's right bank and now of immense popularity the world over, competing with Cabernet Sauvignon as the most planted black grape. It is used both as a single varietal where it produces wines of a fruit-driven nature, with soft and ripe black fruit flavours and gentle tannins, or as part of the traditional Bordeaux blend where it partners with Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc to produce wines in the style of the Bordelaise - in such blends it plays the role of bringing softness of fruit to the sometimes austere and lean Cabernets. Outside of France, it is grown in all wine-producing countries, but is most well known in Chile, Australia and California.
" 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
" 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... "
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