Roccolo Grassi Valpolicella 2016

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6 bottle(s) at £29.30 per bottle.
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Roccolo Grassi Valpolicella 2016

Country - Italy

Region - Veneto

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

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Roccolo Grassi

Tasting notes - A rich and concentrated Valpolicella with aromas of peppery tobacco and spice. Rich red fruits on the round and balanced palate combine with savoury notes through to a long, luscious finish.

Roccolo Grassi Valpolicella 2016

A concentrated style of Valpolicella showing intense
savoury and liquorice flavours through to a warm and
satisfying finish.
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.
Vineyard
An estate comprising 12 hectares of vineyard, with eight hectares designated for the
Valpolicella grapes. The south easterly facing vineyard sits at 200 to 250 metres above
sea level atop a volcanic basaltic soil structure. Trained to the Guyot pruning method,
the 10 year old vines are planted at a density of 7,500 vines per hectare.
Winemaking
The grapes were hand-harvested during the first week of October once the grapes had
reached full phenolic maturity. 50% of the wine was made from fresh grapes and 50%
from grapes which had been slightly dried on racks, for 20 days. The grapes were then
fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 25 to 28°C with a
maceration lasting between 20 to 30 days. During which time, the cap was pumped
over and punched down daily. Natural malolactic conversion took place in wood.
Each parcel was aged for 20 months in oak in either Slavonian oak barrels or French
barriques, of which 30% were new oak. The cuvées were then blended before being
bottled aged for 10 months prior to release.
Tasting Note
A rich and concentrated Valpolicella with aromas of peppery tobacco and spice. Rich
red fruits on the round and balanced palate combine with savoury notes through to a
long, luscious finish.
Grape
Corvina 60%, Corvinone 15%, Rondinella 15%, Croatina 5%, Oseleta 5%

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