Roccas have been involved in wine in Barbaresco in the north east of Italy since the 18th century, but it was Francesco Rocca who bought land in Rabajà in 1958, where vineyards are renowned for producing high quality grapes. The Roccas sold their fruit to the community winery but, following his father's death in 1978, Bruno took control of the business and began to bottle his own wines under the family name. It remains family owned and today Bruno runs the estate with his daughter Luisa and son Francesco. The grapes for the Barbaresco wines are sourced from five vineyards which together represent 15 hectares of vines planted on the prized clay and limestone soils of the area. The grapes are all hand-picked and the yields are low, creating wines with tremendous intensity of fruit. The single vineyard Rabajà wines are aged in French oak casks for 24 to 36 months and benefit from a further 24 months maturing in bottle before release. At Bruno Rocca they are highly selective in the wood they use to age their wines and exclusively use barrels with a minimum age of 40 months. Additionally they makes wines from other Piedmontese appellations where new vineyards have been purchased, and excellent Barbera, Dolchetto and Chardonnay are also in their portfolio. Bruno Rocca are recognised internationally for the outstanding quality of their wines and the passion that goes into every bottle.