Roccolo Grassi Recioto della Valpolicella 2015

 

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5281715P
 

Roccolo Grassi Recioto della Valpolicella 2015

Country - Italy

Region - Veneto

Grape Varieties - Corvina 60%, Corvinone 15%, Rondinella 15%, Croatina 10%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 37.5cl

Producer - Roccolo Grassi

Tasting notes - This sweet, red wine shows great finesse and aromatic complexity. Notes of ripe plums, red berries and cocoa are accompanied by a jammy, spicy bouquet with hints of chocolate. Rich and complex, with an underlying minerality on the palate, the sweetness is beautifully balanced.

Roccolo Grassi Recioto della Valpolicella 2015

Notes of fig, raisined berries and cocoa are accompanied by a jammy, spicy bouquet with hints of chocolate and coffee. Rich and complex on the palate, the sweetness is beautifully balanced.

Producer Note

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 vines are farmed sustainably and minimal intervention takes place in the winery. The result is a collection of world class wines distinguished by their pure elegance.

Vintage

The 2015 summer saw warm and dry growing conditions throughout. The resulting wine has excellent acidity and shows elegance, resulting in great potential for ageing.

Vineyard

This wine is made from 40 year old vines grown in a four hectare area. The vineyard is planted with a south-easterly aspect and sits at an altitude of 200 to 250 metres above sea-level. The soil type is made up of volcanic and balsatic components, which impart wonderful mineral complexity to the wine. The vines are trained on a pergola system and are planted at a density of 3,000 vines per hectare. Harvest took place at the end of September.

Winemaking

The grapes were picked when they were super ripe and then raisined on slatted shelves in a humidity and temperature controlled area of the winery for five to six months. The grapes were cold macerated for six to seven days, which takes place naturally, as the temperatures outside are low during February. The grapes were crushed and the temperature was increased to 22 to 25°C to enable fermentation to take place. This lasted for 20 to 30 days, during which time the cap was punched down and pumped over daily. Fermentation was completed in barrel where it was aged for 18 months in a mixture of new and old French barrels. The wine then spent a further 24 months in bottle prior to release. This wine was made in limited quantities.

Tasting Note

This sweet, red wine shows great finesse and aromatic complexity. Notes of ripe plums, red berries and cocoa are accompanied by a jammy, spicy bouquet with hints of chocolate. Rich and complex, with an underlying minerality on the palate, the sweetness is beautifully balanced.

Grape

Corvina 60%, Corvinone 15%, Rondinella 15%, Croatina 10%

 

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Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2015
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