Established in 1996 by Marco and Francesca Satori, Roccolo Grassi has quickly established itself as one of the foremost proponents of quality in Valpolicella and is widely praised for its Amarone, Valpolicella and Soave. He is one of the Veneto’s most promising young producers, easily competing with neighboring wine legends. When most of the growers in the region are sending their grapes to local co-operatives, Roccolo Grassi is giving full attention to the small vineyard holdings and applying sustainable viticulture practices. The winery is focused on producing wines that are modern in style yet “traditional” in both their flavor and character.
Sartori’s selections are superbly crafted wines that show incredible depth, body and sophistication. Unlike many of his colleagues, Sartori leaves the fruit for his Amarone to dry for a shorter time as he believes this approach allows him to achieve 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 Reciotos which are only made in the very best of vintages.