Rocca Bernarda Wines
Rocca Bernarda is one of the oldest realities of the Eastern Hills of Friuli Venezia Giulia producing wine since 1559.
No stately home in Friuli enjoys such a beautiful position, set in a landscape with centuries-old cypress trees and a wonderful view in the vast panorama, designed by the sinuous and elegant vineyards that slope down.
It was built in 1567 by the Valvason Maniago Counts and revolves around a splendid Italian garden overlooking the Friuli plain.
The “ponca”, a typical Friulian terrain made up of sands and marl-sandstone that makes up the hills of Rocca Bernarda transmits elegance and minerality to the wines.
This type of soil was formed in lake basins, not very deep and subject to turbid currents which resulted in this frequent alternation of hard and soft layers.
Grape Sauvignon Elevation 120 above sea level
Winemaking The harvest takes place at different times in order to allow the harvest of both early and late ripening grapes. All subsequent stages (crushing, pressing, temperature-controlled fermentation and racking) are carried out with great care and with oxygen control to preserve the aromas. Winemaking takes place inside protected atmosphere cellars. Ageing for about 5months on fine lees in stainless steel tanks followed by bottling and refinement in bottle for at least two months before being placed on the market.
Note Native variety from the Bordeaux area, Sauvignon Blanc grapes have found in Friuli the right place to reveal their exceptional aromatic characteristics. Our Sauvignon is characterised by a well balance between aroma and flavour. A complex, structured and versatile wine.
Grape Pignolo Elevation 150m above sea level
Winemaking after about 20 days of maceration on the skins, the wine is moved to French oak barriques where it will carry out malolactic fermentation and will age at least for 18 months. After a long period of refinement in the bottle.
Notes Rocca Bernarda is a winery that has always been a point of reference for Friulian oenology, which counts among its vines"Pignolo", a native grape variety highly appreciated for its structure and long life. Ancient origins for a majestic red wine with great character. This area, particularly suitable for growing grapes and with an excellent southern exposure, is the perfect environment for our Pignolo. Particular fruity notes on the nose, with hints of blackberry, plum and notes of violet. A very soft taste characterises a red wine much appreciated for its tannins.
Grapes Blend white grape varieties Elevation 145 above sea level
Winemaking The grapes are harvested when fully ripe and vinified separately. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with subsequent pumping
over on the fine lees while a small part rests in Barrique.
Notes The Novecento Bianco is born from the grapes of the vineyards of the "Rocca Bernarda" company whose plant dates back to the 1950s. Fine and elegant, it recalls ripe fruit and slight hints of honey, on the palate it is complex, balanced and enveloping.