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Roccolo Grassi Amarone della Valpolicella 2017

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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
  • The wine is rich and opulent, displaying intense aromas of ripe dark berries with a hint of bitter almond. It has beautifully concentrated deep fruit flavours with elegant oak and savoury notes. The palate is smooth with supple tannins and a fine, lingering finish. The 2017 vintage experienced a cool, wet winter followed by a cool spring, but the weather warmed up during the ripening period and was warm and sunny during the summer, with some hot periods. The grapes were in good condition at harvest time.

The grapes were dried until the first week of December in naturally ventilated conditions, preserving the fruit's quality. During the drying process, the fruit sugars and flavours were concentrated. Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled tanks, followed by maceration that 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.

This rich and opulent wine shows intense aromas of ripe dark berry fruits with a hint of bitter almond. Beautifully concentrated deep fruits are layered with nuances of elegant oak and savoury notes, leading 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. 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 and put 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 the hottest talents in the region. His philosophy is simple: yields in the vineyard are significantly reduced to obtain a fabulous fruit concentration. The 14 hectares of the 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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