Roccolo Grassi

Roccolo Grassi

Established in 1996 by Marco and Francesco Satori, Roccolo Grassi quickly established itself as one of the foremost proponents of quality in Valpolicella and is widely praised for its breathtaking Amarone, Valpolicella, and Soave. Marco is one of Veneto’s most promising young producers, easily competing with neighboring wine legends. When most growers in the region send their grapes to local co-operatives, Roccolo Grassi gives full attention to the small vineyards holding and applying sustainable viticulture practices. The winey is focused on producing wines that are modern in style yet “traditional” in both their flavor and character. Sartori’s bottlings are superbly crafted wines that show remarkable depth, body, and sophistication. Unlike many of his colleagues, Sartori leaves the fruit for his Amarone to dry for a shorter length of time as he believes this approach allows him to achieve better concentration in the vineyard while allowing the wines to remain fresh in the bottle. The Soave and Valpolicella are made from the estate’s younger plants while the oldest vines are used for the Amarone and the Recioto wines which are only made in the very best of vintages.

Valpolicella Superiore DOC


PRODUCTION AREAMezzane di Sotto, Veneto, Italy. Roccolo Grassi vineyard in San Briccio
APPELLATIONValpolicella
YEAR2017
PROFILEOldest vines up to 25 years of age
COLORRed
VOLUME750ml

Description

Roccolo Grassi Valpolicella Superiore is made from a combination of fresh grapes and slightly dried grapes in equal percentages. The slight dehydration of the grapes lasts 20 days (the percentage amount of grapes and the number of days may vary depending on the vintage) in order to alter the peel/pulp ratio and therefore obtain a fresh fruit with a slightly higher concentration and rich with the noble components of the peel. This is followed by 20-month aging in wood, assembling, and bottling. A section of the vineyard is designated exclusively for growing grapes for Valpolicella Superiore. Grapes for Amarone are not selected from this area. This allows for better concentration, as well as exceptional complexity and finesse of aroma. Its color is a deep ruby red. The spiciness of tobacco and white pepper, and the mineral notes of graphite, coffee, cherry, and small red berries are noticeable on the nose. In the mouth, it is fat, full-bodied, and soft. Sweet tannins, yet of great depth, are appreciable. It’s a very fine and complex wine, definitely an ambitious Valpolicella, full of character and personality, which enhances with aging in the bottle.

Annual Production: 28,000 bottles per year.

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG


PRODUCTION AREAMezzane di Sotto, Veneto, Italy. Single plot from the Roccolo Grassi vineyard in San Briccio
APPELLATIONValpolicella
YEAR2017
PROFILEOldest vines up to 45 years of age
COLORRed
VOLUME750ml

Description

Roccolo Grassi Amarone is a wine of great structure and softness. Its aim is to feature great balance, finesse, and complexity. Here tannins are very sweet but appreciable with good length and depth. Its color is an intense ruby red; hints of cherry, red berries, plum, spice, tobacco, and herbs are noticeable on the nose. It’s a very fine wine, complex, where the aromas perceived on the nose, and yet again in the mouth, become more defined, intricate, and finer with time. With its great character and personality, this Amarone expresses the distinctive terroir of Roccolo Grassi vineyards, which confer inimitable notes of spices, tobacco, ripe fruit, and herbs.

Annual Production: 10,000 bottles per year.

Soave DOC


PRODUCTION AREATerroir of alluvial origin, very rich in limestone. 100 meters above sea level
APPELLATIONSoave; Garganega 100%
YEAR2020
PROFILEMaximum expression of the calcareous and alluvial soil from which it comes and the fermented part in wood allows to increase the complexity and longevity of this wine.
COLORWhite wine
VOLUME750ml

Description

A wine featuring nice aromatic complexity, powerful, fine, enjoyable freshness, and minerality. Mineral notes, white flowers, and peaches are perceived on the nose. In the mouth, Soave La Broia is fresh and tasty, and white flowers and fruit are present yet again.

We aim to express at the best the origin of the grapes which grow on alluvial soil with high limestone content. Additionally, wood fermentation increases longevity and complexity.

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