A Roncaglie da Socré
During the Nebbiolo Prima event, a presentation of the new vintages of Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero organized by Albeisa (Union of Alebesi Wine Producers), an afternoon was dedicated to visiting the wineries. The on-site visits were practically obligatory and organized by the Gheusis press office which may be entirely composed of women they are worse that sergeant-majors. As always, I avoided the wineries the majority of journalists visited and this again paid off, allowing me to discover an interesting winery.
Socré is the estate of Marco Piacentino, an engaging and pragmatic architect who with great passion produces Barbaresco in the area of Roncaglie which is known for being home to a well-kmow producer who makes excellent wines there. Marco definitely knows what he is doing and his Barbaresco Roncaglie really impressed me.
His 5.5 hectares of vineyards are divided into two basic plots and produce two Barbaresco wines, the second made with a selection of the best grapes. The first vintage to come out was 2000. The wine ferments in 20hl wood vats after which the wine ages in barriques and tonneau barrels of various ages. The wine is then stored in cement, which is rightly coming back into fashion.
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