Identical Cousins

No, no. That wasn't me who met you at that club. That was my cousin. My identical, one year younger cousin. I'm Socré Barbaresco, she's Socré Barbaresco Roncaglie.

I don't mean to sound like I don't appreciate the attention, because you seem very nice. It's just that I don't know you, and we've just met, so I can't possibly... well, maybe she gave you my number as a joke, or maybe she just figured we'd hit it off. It's not you. I'm just not in a position right now where I even know what I want.

See, Socré Barbaresco Roncaglie is Italian, just like me, and that means we love life to the fullest. But she's more of a flirty type, with notes of violet and rose wood. She's medium bodied too, while I'm more balanced and long. She wouldn't be caught dead aligning cherry, strawberry and licorice, but I'm known for that in the circles where I run.

Which, obviously, aren't the same as yours. Not that I'm meaning that as an insult, or anything. This isn't your fault at all. I'm just not the Socré Italian Barbaresco you thought you knew.

No, honestly! I'm from 2007 and she's from 2008! We might seem the same, but we're not at all. Here's a good example: I got 90 points from Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate, and she got 93 points from Robert Parker. She's more ready for the now, shall we say, whereas I prefer to go slow. I'll age nicely until 2020, you see, so I'm in no rush, but her? Who knows what she'll be up to tomorrow!

Really, I'm sorry. She's done this before. I wish I could do more but-

-well, you're just not my type. Sorry! Nothing personal! And please, don't blame Roncaglie. She's just got a wild side that no one could ever tame.

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Features

2007 Socré Barbaresco
 
The 2007 Socré Barbaresco is a pretty, feminine wine with tons of Nebbiolo character in its spices. It shows considerable punch, aligning its cherry, strawberry and licorice flavors with bright acidity and supporting tannins. Balanced and long, featuring a firm, spicy finish. Best from 2012 through 2020.
 
  • Wine Spectator, 90 points
  • Wine Advocate, 90 points
2008 Socré Barbaresco Roncaglie
 
The 2008 Socré Barbaresco Roncaglie is medium bodied and displays classic notes of violet flowers, rose wood and petals, wild red berries and earthy aromas. It has silky texture and remarkable length.
 
  • 93 Points, Robert Parker

Specs

2007 Socré Barbaresco
  • Production: 300 cases

The vineyards of Socre` in Barbaresco are just below the wine cellar, and are the heart and soul of the estate. The land slopes downwards quite steeply, with western and southern exposure; the land’s altitude is between 250 and 290m above sea level. The earth is mainly clayey, with a limestone base and sharp alkaline reaction. 

2008 Socré Barbaresco Roncaglie

To produce this wine, the estate uses the older vineyards of Nebbiolo (40 years old).  It is fermented in stainless steel for about 15 days and aged 24 months in barrel and 12 months in bottles before market release.  Malolactic fermentation: done in wood.

Winery Details

Socré

Owner:
Marco Piacentino
Appellation:
Barbaresco Docg
Location:
Piemonte, Italy
This small estate owns vineyards in one of the Grand Crus of Barbaresco: Roncaglie. Among its neighbors Socre’ can enumerate Gaja (with Sorì Tildin and Costa Russi vineyards) and Poderi Colla.  As early as 1880, Roncaglie was already recognized as one of the best and most important areas for Barbaresco production, and mentioned in Lorenzo Fantini’s fundamental publication on Viticulture and Oenology in the Province of Cuneo.
 

Argilo-calcaire soils, perfect exposition (South and South-west), mild winds and great temperatures fluctuations, give rise to deep and elegant wines. The vineyards (with ages ranging from 10 to 50 years) are planted with a density ranging from 4500 vines per ha up to 8000 vines per ha.

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