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Roccolo Grassi Valfresca Valpolicella Superiore 2015

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Roccolo Grassi Valfresca Valpolicella Superiore 2015

  • Country- Italy
  • Region- Veneto
  • Grape Varieties- Corvina 65%, Corvinone 15%, Rondinella 10%, Oseleta 5%
  • Alcohol by volume- 13%
  • Body Value: C (A is light, E is full-bodied)
    Residual Sugar: 1
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Producer- Roccolo Grassi
  • A Valpolicella Superiore with remarkable finesse, featuring aromas of juicy berries, spice, floral notes, and a hint of pepper. It's agile due to its freshness and delightful minerality, sweet tannins, and a long, rich finish. In 2015, warm and dry summer conditions led to an earlier harvest than usual. A temperature drop and rainfall during the last week of August produced concentrated grapes with balanced acidity and intense aromas, making the 2015 vintage significant in the Valpolicella area; though not a classic one, it is of very high quality.

The grapes were destemmed and gently pressed to preserve the fruit as whole berries. Fermentation was carried out with wild yeasts in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures, reaching a maximum of 24°C and lasting approximately 20 days. During this period, gentle punch-downs were carried out twice daily. The wine was transferred to oak, where it underwent malolactic conversion. Maturation occurred in large 20 hl French oak vats for 18 months, followed by a further four years in a bottle before release.

A Valpolicella Superiore of great finesse with aromas of juicy berried fruit, spice, floral notes and a hint of pepper. Agile due to its freshness and delicious minerality, with sweet tannins and a long, rich finish. 

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Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo

The Valfresca vineyard was purchased in 2006 and replanted in 2007. The grapes come from the 2.5-hectare plot, reserved exclusively for this cuvée and only produced in the best vintages. The vineyard is situated at 310 meters elevation and faces south, gaining maximum sun exposure to enable the maturation of the grapes. The soils are of calcareous origin; they are cool soils with good water retention properties and allow the vine’s root system to penetrate deeply into the soil in search of minerals and nutrients. The Guyot-trained vines are planted at 7,500 per hectare to ensure low yields. The vines are only treated with copper and sulphate if required, and sexual confusion to eliminate predators also encourages biodiversity in the vineyard. The harvest occurs at the end of September when the grapes have reached complete polyphenolic ripeness and are picked exclusively by hand.

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