Roccolo Grassi Soave La Broia DOC 2017
A peach fruit bomb with great minerality! The Soave “La Broia” by Roccolo Grassi is a medium-bodied white with a beautiful aromatic complexity. Fine white floral aromas, peach and apricot notes and a hint of spicy minerality complete the layered bouquet. Intense straw yellow colour. In the glass, it’s the ultimate expression of the chalky and alluvial soils it comes from. Powerful with a great freshness and mineral backbone. The harmonious palate and richly textured fruit flavours close in a long and elegant finish.
100% Garganega. Roccolo Grassi is one of the leading wineries in the Veneto, a landmark in the territory of Valpolicella and Soave. Their location is in the vineyard Broia, a 2 hectare vineyard 100 meters above sea level with a southeast exposure. The Garganega grapes are born and raised on a large alluvial very rich in limestone. Fermentation is carried out partly in oak barrels (80%) and in stainless steel tanks (20%), before the wine is left on the lees for 12 months of maturation. Ageing then continues for at least 6 months in bottle.
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Whiffs of toasted hazelnut, hay and acacia aromas form the subdued nose. The linear palate is a bit more expressive, suggesting mature golden apple, citrus and the barest hint of butterscotch before a bitter-almond close. Surprisingly crisp acidity keeps it fresh.