Franco Rocca: Our Barbaresco Winegrower Friend
A Great Deal on Single Cru Barbaresco
Have you heard of cruzu.com? Check them out, crowdsourcing for wineries looking for American exposure. A Barbaresco winegrower friend of ours, Franco Rocca, has an offer open until July 5, and he is looking for support. I don’t have anything to gain from this support, except that I have backed him and I’m hoping his deal is successful, as I would love to have more of his wine! Take a look, the pricing is very attractive for single cru artisan Barbaresco. We love Franco and Susan’s Barbaresco, and we’d love to see it in the U.S. I hope you’ll consider joining us!
Why Franco is So Special
Bear with me while I tell the story a bit backwards. Early in our first real trip to the Piemonte, our guides, Robert & Leslie, had arranged a winery visit and lunch at Cantina del Bricchetto. We enjoyed the visit, having a nice chance to meet Franco and Susan. We purchased several bottles of wine, and continued on with our day.
Several days later, Julie and I were out for an early morning walk before another day of touring. A car was coming up the (very rural) road; it was Franco. Franco saw us, smiled, and pulled over just to say hello. How nice is that! Franco doesn’t speak much English, and we don’t speak much Italian, so our conversation was short. We felt so welcomed by his simple gesture. He seemed to exemplify everything we were quickly coming to love about the Piemonte: down to earth, unique, friendly.
Here’s a slideshow of our visit to Franco and Susan at Cantina del Bricchetto (click on any photo to start the slideshow)