About Roccolo Grassi
Roccolo Grassi Winery is an exquisite artisanal winery located in the heart of the beautiful Valpolicella region in Italy. Founded in the late 1980s by esteemed winemaker Marco Sartori, this family-owned estate has gained a stellar reputation for producing some of the finest wines in the region.
Situated on the slopes of the picturesque hills surrounding the town of San Pietro in Cariano, Roccolo Grassi benefits from the unique microclimate and terroir of the Valpolicella region, which is renowned for its viticultural heritage. Here, the combination of limestone soils, ample sun exposure, and cooling breezes from nearby Lake Garda create the ideal conditions for growing top-quality grapes.
At Roccolo Grassi, meticulous attention to detail is at the core of their winemaking philosophy. The estate encompasses around 15 hectares of vineyards, planted predominantly with indigenous grape varieties such as Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, and Molinara. The vines are cultivated using sustainable and organic practices, aiming to preserve the natural balance of the land and enhance the expression of the terroir in each bottle.
The winemaking process at Roccolo Grassi is a fine art, with every step carefully crafted to showcase the unique character of the grapes. Harvested by hand at the optimal level of ripeness, the grapes undergo a meticulous sorting process to ensure that only the finest fruit makes its way into the cellar. The grapes are then gently pressed, and the resulting juice undergoes fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and aromatic intensity.
The true magic happens during the aging process, where Roccolo Grassi wines reveal their exceptional complexity and elegance. The estate employs a combination of traditional and modern techniques, aging their wines in both large Slavonian oak casks and French barriques. This allows for a harmonious integration of flavors, adding layers of depth and nuance to the wines.
The result is a range of wines that showcase the essence of Valpolicella. From their vibrant and fruit-forward Valpolicella Classico to their luscious Amarone della Valpolicella, each bottle from Roccolo Grassi is a testament to the winery's commitment to excellence.
Visiting Roccolo Grassi is a truly memorable experience, where guests can immerse themselves in the stunning vineyard landscape and taste the exceptional wines in the elegant tasting room. Here, one can witness firsthand the craftsmanship and passion that go into every bottle produced by this remarkable British English winery.
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