Roccolo Grassi Amarone Della Valpolicella 2015

$89.99

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Alcohol: 14.5%

Grape(s): 60% Corvina Veronese, 15% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina

Localization: Veneto, Italy

Tasting Notes: 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.

96 Points - Vinous: The 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella is dark, rich and deeply alluring but with an energy that keeps you coming back to the glass. The bouquet draws you in with a mix of cherry and plum sauce, notes of sage, tobacco and hints of woodsmoke. It’s velvety-smooth, energized by vibrant acids with sweet red fruits and spices, yet it never crosses the line of becoming cloying or tiring. The balance here is remarkable, as the 2015 comes across as delicious and spry in spite of its girth and intensity. There’s a subtle coating of fine tannin and hints of bitter chocolate that linger throughout the finale, promising many years of development. The term that comes to mind is 'Rock Star Wine.'

The Domain: Spend just a few minutes speaking with Francesca Sartori about her family’s winery, and it becomes abundantly clear that Roccolo Grassi is committed to quality over quantity. This small estate, founded in 1996 and now run by Francesca and her brother, Marco, is comprised of two vineyards, Roccolo Grassi for red varietals and La Broia for white, totaling 14 hectares.

From these vineyards they produce singular wines reflective of their unique terroir. They produce only one wine of each type and will not produce the Amarone or Recioto in certain vintages if the fruit is not up to their demanding standards. In addition, they keep the yields low in the vineyards, hand select only the best fruit, use natural methods in the winery, and allow for extra aging time in the cellar. This attention to detail results in beautiful age-worthy wines possessing elegance, balance, and truly distinctive character.