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Aurelio Settimo Rocche dell'Annunziata Barolo DOCG 2010
(Piedmont, Italy) 750ml - [WE 95]

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About the Winery:

Located in the La Morra commune, just above the village of Barolo, Aurelio Settimo has 7 ha of vineyards in the hamlet of Frazione Annunziata. Aurelio’s parents settled here in 1943, originally selling most grapes to large local wineries, keeping just a small amount to produce wine for family and friends. At the end of the 1950’s Aurelio’s father, Domenico, began selling some wine under the Settimo Domenico label. After Domenico’s death in 1962, Aurelio took over, extended the vineyards, and the Aurelio Settimo label was born. Since 1974, all production has been vinified on site. After the death of Aurelio in 2007, daughter Tiziana has handled all production and sales. The philosophy remains the same; focus on quality and keeping with tradition.  Settimo’s vineyards sit about 1,000 feet above sea level, with a vine age of between 20-50 years. Barolos from La Morra tened to be more accessible at an earlier age than Barolos from other communes (Serralunga, Montforte, Castiglione Falletto), but will age gracefully for 15-20 years.

About this Wine:

Rocche Dell’Annunziata is considered as being one of the finest growing areas for Barolo wine. Fertile, clay heavy-calcareous soil, south, south-west exposure, produces a rich, full-bodied, fragrant, elegant Barolo.  Here the vineyards look out over the Torriglione hamlet – in the shelter of a “hollow” lying between the hills of San Martino and Cerequio-Brunate .  The south, south-west  exposure allows sun from early morning till late in the afternoon.

Intense garnet red with bright orange-tinged nuances. Notes of violets, wild berries and spices, with smooth tannins.  Very elegant and full bodied.

Tasting notes

This great wine has an intense garnet red color with orange reflections and a persistent, characteristic bouquet with notes of violets , red fruits and undergrowth , which blend with spicy aromas.

The taste is pleasantly silky and balanced .

Basic information

Product name : Barolo DOCG Rocche dell'Annunziata
Grape variety : Nebbiolo
Appellation : Barolo
Classification : DOCG
Color : red
Type : still
Country / Region : Italy, Piedmont
Vintage : 2010
Alcohol content : 14.5%
Aging : 12 months in vitrified concrete and 24 months in large French oak barrels
Number of bottles produced : 4,522 (LF14) + 2,360 (LH14)


Method : traditional, with fairly long maceration (must in contact with the skins with submerged cap for about 15-20 days), frequent pumping over and punching down, aging in oak barrels, with a capacity of 2,500 to a maximum of 3,500 litres.
Temperature : controlled (27° – 28° C)
Duration : 15-20 days
Malolactic : carried out in cement
Aging : traditional, 24 months in large French oak barrels
Age of the barrels : 10-15 years
Type of wood : French oak (Allier and Nevers)
Type of barrel : large barrel
Percentage of new barrels : 0 %
Time in wood : 24 months
Minimum time in bottle: 6 months


Weight of the empty bottle : 530 gr
Bottling date : 17/04/2014 (LF14) – 28/07/14 (LH14)
Aging potential : 15-18 years
Cork size : 26 x 44
Cork material : cork
Type of bottle : albeisa


% Grapes/ Vine : Nebbiolo (Lampia) 100%
Soil : calcareous-clayey
Exposure : South - South-West
Agricultural method : EEC 2078 regulation, guided and integrated pest management
Date of harvest : 29-30/09/2010
Type of harvest : manual in cassettes

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
This structured wine opens with earthy aromas of tilled soil, underbrush, leather, cedar, bright berries and baking spices. The vibrant palate displays classic Nebbiolo flavors of crushed dark cherry, clove, cinnamon, truffle, sage, thyme and licorice alongside brisk acidity and bracing but noble tannins. It will bloom into a beauty. Drink 2020–2040. - Kerin O'Keefe (10/1/2014)