Roccolo Grassi Amarone della Valpolicella 2016

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Roccolo Grassi Amarone della Valpolicella 2016

Country - Italy

Region - Veneto

Grape Varieties - Corvina 60%, Rondinella 20%, Corvinone 15%, Croatina 5%

Alcohol by volume - 17%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Roccolo Grassi

Tasting notes - 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.

Roccolo Grassi Amarone della Valpolicella 2016

Rich and multilayered with lots of ripe dark berry raisined
fruits and dark chocolate flavours, concentrated and
intense. A wine to be savoured.
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
A cool winter with high rainfall set the scene for 2016. Dry and rainy periods took place
during the spring enabling the vegetative cycle to develop without any stress. The
summer saw high temperatures with dry conditions, resulting in high yields of high
quality grapes.
Vineyard
Roccolo Grassi’s 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.
Winemaking
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 French oak barriques of 225 litres, of which 50% were new, for a period of
24 months, followed by 18 months in bottle, prior to release.
Tasting Note
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.
Grape
Corvina 60%, Rondinella 20%, Corvinone 15%, Croatina 5%

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