At Palmina, Nebbiolo is the “king of wines” and it's our continual journey to capture the essence of this noble grape. Our Nebbiolo Rocca, named after Steve’s two boys, Roman & Luca, is Palmina’s signature wine. A cuvee’ of our best barrels, the 2010 Nebbiolo Rocca is a blend of Michet & Lampia clones. While Lampia, known for its larger clusters and berries, is typically a bit easier to grow, Michet is more concentrated in both flavor and color.
2010 marks the beginning of the most recent drought cycle. At this time, the soils still had a lot of water in them but the dry growing season of 2010 gives the wine a more pronounced herbal quality rather than the focused fruit quality of past vintages.