ROCCOLO GRASSI Valpolicella Superiore 12
Valpolicella Superiore
2012

ROCCOLO GRASSI Valpolicella Superiore 12

Valpolicella Superiore
2012
Retail Price: $40
DDWA Score: 88
Value Rating: 3.3
Very Good Value
Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: December 3, 2021

Think of this as “semi-Amarone” as half the traditional Valpolicella grapes (Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Croatina) are half just-picked, half dried (lightly raisined) for 20 days. The result is a rich, deep, black pepper-y, liqueur-ish, juicy dark red wine that crosses over to the new-world palates. Get kirsch, pomegranate syrup, cracked black peppercorns, warm chocolate bars and chopped rosemary & thyme. It has big flavor, a lush mouthfeel, very light oak and medium/low acidity. Like a high quality Zin and Petite Sirah, this is a great match with braised, stewed and grilled meats.

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