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Roccolo Grassi Amarone della Valpolicella 2017

£462.38
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6 bottle(s) at £77.06 per bottle.
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Roccolo Grassi Amarone della Valpolicella 2017

  • Grapes Corvina 60%, Rondinella 20%, Corvinone 15%, Croatina 5%
  • Country Italy
  • Region: Veneto
  • Abv 16.5 %
  • Body Value: E (A is light, E is full-bodied)
    Residual Sugar: 5.6
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Marco Sartori
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • A rich and opulent wine, showing intense aromas of ripe dark berried fruits with a hint of bitter almond. Beautifully concentrated deep fruits are layered with nuances of elegant oak and savoury notes, through to a smooth palate, with supple tannins and a fine, lingering finish.

The grapes were dried until the first week of December in naturally ventilated conditions, which preserved the quality of the fruit. During the drying process, the fruit sugars and flavours were concentrated. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled tanks, followed by maceration which lasted for 30 days. The wine was then transferred to 225-litre French oak barriques, of which 50% were new, for a period of 24 months, followed by 18 months in bottle prior to being released.

A rich and opulent wine, showing intense aromas of ripe dark berried fruits with a hint of bitter almond. Beautifully concentrated deep fruits are layered with nuances of elegant oak and savoury notes, through to a smooth palate, with supple tannins and a fine, lingering finish.

More Information
CountryItaly
Vintage2017
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo
Winery

Roccolo Grassi Amarone della Valpolicella is produced from a four hectare, southeast facing vineyard in the heart of the DOCG, from vines with an average age of 40 years. The vines are grown at 200 to 250 metres above sea-level in volcanic-basaltic soils. The vines are trained on a pergola system, at a density of 3,000 vines per hectare and yield 1.5 to 2.0 kilograms per vine. The grapes are manually harvested at the end of September into trays to preserve the quality of the fruit.

Roccolo Grassi was established in 1996 by Bruno Sartori and his two children Francesca and Marco. Based in Veneto, they produce wines of unique character and strong personality, which are expressive of their origins. Winemaker Marco Sartori is one of hottest talents in the region. His philosophy is very simple; yields in the vineyard are significantly reduced to obtain a fabulous fruit concentration. The 14-hectares of vineyard are meticulously cultivated and minimal intervention takes place in the winery, to allow the characteristics of each of the crus to be fully expressed. The result is a collection of world class wines distinguished by their pure elegance.

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