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Roccolo Grassi

Mezzane di Sotto, Valpollicella,
Veneto, Italy

About the producer

Founded in 1996 by Marco and Francesca Satori, Roccolo Grassi swiftly emerged as a leading advocate for excellence in Valpolicella, earning widespread acclaim for its stunning Amarone, Valpolicella, and Soave wines. Marco stands out as one of Veneto's most promising young vintners, holding his own among the region's esteemed wine legends. While many growers opt to send their grapes to local cooperatives, Roccolo Grassi devotes meticulous attention to its small vineyard holdings, embracing sustainable viticulture practices. Renowned for his superbly crafted wines, Marco's creations exhibit remarkable depth and sophistication. Diverging from the norm, Sartori opts for a shorter drying period for his Amarone grapes, a choice driven by his belief that this approach yields enhanced concentration in the vineyard while preserving freshness in the bottle.

In the Vineyard

Organic biodynamic practices

The winery is sustainable, utlilizing organic practices in their vineyards

Total area under vine

14 Hectares

Location of vineyards

Mezzane di Sotto and San Bricco

Soil details

San Briccio is Volcanic/basaltic with traces of limestone where Mezzane di Sotto is mainly alluvial based soil

In the Cellar

Fermentation practices

Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel

Yeast utilized

Natural yeasts specifically selected from local surroundings

Filtration stabilization

Light filtration and cold stabilization

Fermentation & aging vessels

All wines undergo temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel and aging in a combination of botti and French barriques for the reds and cement and botti for the Soave

Additional notes

Winemaker

Marco Sartori

Winemaking style

Marco Sartori is focused on producing wines that are modern in style yet ‘traditional’ in both their flavor and character.

Wines produced

Soave ‘La Broia’, Valpolicella Superiore, Amarone di Valpolicella, Recioto di Soave, Recioto di Valpolicella

Total production

Depending on the vintage, roughly 50,000 bottles are produced each year

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