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Okt 10 2012

decanter.com: Barbaresco winemaker Angelo Rocca dies

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by Kerin O’Keefe – Celebrated Barbaresco wine producer Angelo Rocca has died in a plane crash.angelo rocca Celebrated Barbaresco wine producer Angelo Rocca, of the family firm Albino Rocca, has died in a plane crash.

Rocca, 64, was piloting his own light plane not far from the Piedmont city of Alessandria when his plane crashed into a field just metres from the A21 Highway.

According to reports, there was dense fog yesterday in the area at the time of the crash, although the exact reasons for the accident are unknown. Rocca’s companion, Carmen Mazza, also perished in the accident.

Albino Rocca’s lauded Barbarescos, Ronchi, Ovello Vigna Loreto and Vigneto Brich Ronchi Riserva, are some of the most acclaimed in the denomination.

Angelo Rocca’s small plane had become a fixture in the skies above Barbaresco, and he was a passionate pilot who also loved fast cars. ‚He lived life the fullest,‘ said Aldo Vacca, director of Produttori del Barbaresco. ‚Most people in Barbaresco are closed and reserved, but Angelo was full of life, and was incredibly outgoing and generous. He was always willing to lend a hand to other producers. We’ll miss him.‘ Continue reading „decanter.com: Barbaresco winemaker Angelo Rocca dies“