Barolo Rocche Di Castiglione

  • Oddero
  • Piemonte, Italy

Method & Production

Rocche di Castiglione is a beautiful narrow vineyard planted on top of the “Rocche”, which means “cliffs”. The original rock is extremely close to the surface, the sedimentary soil is not deep, instead, it is thin and loose. Rich limestone and calcareous soils.

Scrupulous vine growing, using the organic methods since 2010. Careful manual selection of grapes, both in the vineyards and in the cellar, gentle de-stemming and pressing. Fermentation and maceration for approximately 25 days. Malolactic fermentation follows in December. 100% of the wine is aged in 20-hectoliter French oak barrels for 30 months. Bottling takes place at the end of the summer, with a further year of bottle ageing before release on the market. 

Tasting notes

The wine displays elegance, fine tannins, a persistent taste and minerality. It accurately reflects the characteritics of the soil of origin. Its tannins develop from a rugged soil, Ruby red in colour with light garnet reflections, delicate notes of spices and liquorice and a desirable bouquet of red berries. Extraordinarily long finish. Very pretty!

"Bright, saline notes pulse through the wonderfully expressive finish in another Barolo that has so much to say." 95 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (February 2019)