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2015 Roccolo Grassi Amarone

2015 Roccolo Grassi Amarone

94 Points John Caro
2015 Roccolo Grassi Amarone
94 Points John Caro

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Amazing Amarone full of subtle richness and depth. A mouthful to be sure, but encompassing rather than overwhelming the palate. The sheer quality of fruit handling is obvious here, with a purity and focus we rarely see. Drink now or age it a wee while, this beauty is a must for the connoisseur or anyone who wants to taste one of the wines of their life. Grab this!

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$115.00 in mixed 6+ or $130.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

60% Corvina Veronese, 15% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina

Its Origins

Established in 1997, the Roccolo Grassi winery is named after it's most important vineyard and run by father Bruno Sartori, daughter Francesca and oenologist son Marco. Making superb Valpolicella styles and whites from neighbouring Soave, Roccolo Grassi's balance of traditional varieties and techniques with modern technology and temperature control is putting them at the leading edge of Veronese producers.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner (2013 vintage)

"Despite its age, the 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella remains quite fresh and buoyant throughout. This is a very classic expression from the Valpolicella with plenty of soft and sweet fruit to offset all that tangy mesquite and spice. The Roccolo Grassi house blend is 60% Corvina, 15% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella and 5% Croatina. The grapes saw 90 days of appassimento, which is on the short side for this appellation. That shorter dehydration time explains why this wine is so balanced and youthful. The 16.5% alcohol forces you into a heavier food pairing, such as fondue with melted raclette. Some 12,700 bottles were made."

95/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni (2011 vintage)

"A wine of extreme finesse, the 2011 Amarone della Valpolicella is utterly captivating. Dark red cherries, plums, cloves and new leather are some of the many notes that blossom in the 2011 Amarone della Valpolicella. Pliant and deeply expressive, the 2011 is firing on all cylinders today. I don't see the 2011 as a long-term ager, but it is absolutely gorgeous today and should continue to drink well for another decade, give or take."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Veneto

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2029

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with PORK

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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