• "Poggio alla Guardia" Maremma Toscana DOC 2017

      “Poggio alla Guardia” Maremma Toscana DOC 2017

      Dark ruby red. Aromas of dark cherry, blueberry, milk chocolate and pepper are enhanced by intense violet notes. In the drink smooth, concentrated and with a fine sweetness, with rich red fruits and dark berry aromas. The medium length finish with strong but well integrated tannins and good acidity. A very impressive entry wine. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is a compote-dominated red with raspberry fool and candied strawberries. Full-bodied and round with plenty of ripe fruit and sturdy tannins." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: cement/stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29482217 · 0,75 l · 15,47 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      11,60 €
    • Vermentino Maremma Toscana DOC 2020

      Vermentino Maremma Toscana DOC 2020

      Light stalk yellow with green reflections. Delicate floral and fruity notes on the nose, fresh citrus hints. Balanced on the palate, its good acidity and noticeable minerality give it the necessary juiciness and freshness that does not deny its proximity to the western Tuscan coast. A sophisticated, multi-layered wine that can take on not only shellfish but also Mediterranean veal dishes. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2019 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Vermentino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29480120 · 0,75 l · 17,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      12,90 €
    • "Ornello" Maremma Toscana DOC 2017

      “Ornello” Maremma Toscana DOC 2017

      Ornello is an open wine with beautiful, inviting aromas of ripe, dark fruits and vegetal notes. Pleasantly fruity and full on the palate with good length and balance. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A mix of Tuscan macchia, iron, tobacco and soy flavors swirl around the core of black cherry and blackberry in this expressive, intense red. Solidly built and fresh, with vibrant structure driving the long aftertaste." Wine Spectator

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 40% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 months old/new barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29482317 · 0,75 l · 19,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      14,90 €
    • "Le Sughere di Frassinello" Maremma Toscana DOC 2017

      “Le Sughere di Frassinello” Maremma Toscana DOC 2017

      Le Sughere di Frassinello is a wine that shows a clear and steady evolution over the years. On the nose, lots of ripe fruit and enormously dense extract. This lush style continues on the palate with plump berry flavours and a round finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2017 Le Sughere di Frassinello is a racy, pliant wine that captures all of the natural radiance of the year. Super-ripe red fruit, hard candy, menthol, licorice, plum, espresso and dried flowers all flesh out nicely in the glass. Best of all, the 2017 will drink well right out of the gate." Vinous

      "A bold, spicy wine that shows dried oregano, burnt blackberries, tar and incense. Despite the initial heady impression, the palate is finely woven and precise, framing grainy tannins. Nevertheless, the finish is quite robust and decadent." James Suckling

      "Tar, pine resin and eucalyptus aromas are countered by massive blackberry and black currant fruit in this complex, assertive red, with a generous dose of toasty oak. Beefy tannins match the fruit but sit apart for now. Try now for a ride on the wild side, or age short-term." Wine Spectator

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Vinous:90 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months old/new barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29482117 · 0,75 l · 24,80 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      18,60 €
    • "Rocca di Frassinello" Maremma Toscana DOC 2016

      “Rocca di Frassinello” Maremma Toscana DOC 2016

      Rocca di Frassinello, an elegant, very densely woven wine with dark aromas of blackberry and blueberry, smoke and leather, flanked by a light sea breeze and hints of the reddish Maremma soils. Fascinatingly strong taste, muscular stature, straightforward but complex, long and wide aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2016 Rocca di Frassinello is superb. In fact, the 2016 may be one of the very best vintages of this wine I have ever tasted. Fresh, nuanced and beautifully delineated, the 2016 is all class. Dark cherry, chocolate and spice are some of the many nuances that open up in the glass, but more than anything else, the 2016 is a wine of balance and total harmony, with all of its elements already in harmony." Vinous

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Luca Maroni:94 points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 14 months old/new barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29482416 · 0,75 l · 51,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      38,90 €
    • "Rocca di Frassinello" Maremma Toscana DOC 2018

      “Rocca di Frassinello” Maremma Toscana DOC 2018

      Rocca di Frassinello, an elegant, very tightly woven wine with dark aromas of blackberry and blueberry, smoke and leather, flanked by a light sea breeze and hints of the reddish Maremma soils. Fascinatingly powerful palate, muscular stature, straightforward but complex, long and wide on the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A rich, fruity red with plum, chocolate and walnut character. It’s full-bodied with lots of round tannins and a savory finish." James Suckling

      "The headline wine from Rocca di Frassinello is this hearty blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It represents a selection of the best fruit from across the estate. The 2018 Maremma Toscana Rocca di Frassinello is a darkly concentrated expression with dark plum, bitter chocolate, spice, leather and cured tobacco. This is a very concentrated and savory expression that draws out the richness and the textural structure of your textbook Tuscan red." Robert Parker

      "The 2018 Rocca di Frassinello is a bold, exotic wine. Ripe red cherry, kirsch, cinnamon and rose petal are all kicked up in this flamboyant Maremma red. Plush fruit and silky tannins add to its considerable appeal. Hints of sweet pipe tobacco, cedar and mint appear over time, adding striking inner perfume and sweetness." Vinous

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 14 months old/new barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29482418 · 0,75 l · 53,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      39,90 €
    • "Rocca di Frassinello" Maremma Toscana DOC 2018 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Rocca di Frassinello” Maremma Toscana DOC 2018 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Rocca di Frassinello, an elegant, very tightly woven wine with dark aromas of blackberry and blueberry, smoke and leather, flanked by a light sea breeze and hints of the reddish Maremma soils. Fascinatingly powerful palate, muscular stature, straightforward but complex, long and wide on the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A rich, fruity red with plum, chocolate and walnut character. It’s full-bodied with lots of round tannins and a savory finish." James Suckling

      "The headline wine from Rocca di Frassinello is this hearty blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It represents a selection of the best fruit from across the estate. The 2018 Maremma Toscana Rocca di Frassinello is a darkly concentrated expression with dark plum, bitter chocolate, spice, leather and cured tobacco. This is a very concentrated and savory expression that draws out the richness and the textural structure of your textbook Tuscan red." Robert Parker

      "The 2018 Rocca di Frassinello is a bold, exotic wine. Ripe red cherry, kirsch, cinnamon and rose petal are all kicked up in this flamboyant Maremma red. Plush fruit and silky tannins add to its considerable appeal. Hints of sweet pipe tobacco, cedar and mint appear over time, adding striking inner perfume and sweetness." Vinous

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 14 months old/new barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29482518 · 4,5 l · 55,42 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping4 units available

      249,40 €
    About the winemakersRocca di FrassinelloTuscany | Maremma
    Rocca di Frassinello

    Rocca di Frassinello is situated in the Maremma, quasi on the ancient Roman road Via Aurelia, between Grosseto and Follonica in the northern hills. Or for wine connoisseurs: between Bolgheri in the north and Scansano in the south. It is a joint venture of the publisher Paolo Panerai, who has already made Castellare di Castellina in Chianti one of the best quality companies in the Chianti Classico area, and the Rothschild family (Domaines Baron de Rothschild-Lafite).

    A new vineyard was created from five smaller farms. Almost 500 hectares of land belong to it today, on 90 hectares wine was planted little by little. Paolo Panerai and his competent advisors, above all chief oenologist Alessandro Cellai, recognized that unique conditions meet here in the hills. On the one hand, similar soil formations as in Castellina, which was important to the Sangiovese lover Panerai, on the other hand, 3-5 degrees higher average temperatures, which allows the French varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot and Syrah to mature better. And third, the constant wind that flows through the Via Aurelia like a canyon from the sea during the day and provides cool wind at night from the sheltering mountains in the north. This causes morning dew or rain to dry quickly and the vines are hardly at risk of disease.

    The collaboration with the professors of the University of Turin for the research of the Sangiovese clones (here called Sangioveto) is continued on Rocca di Frassinello and many rare clone selections were replanted. The idea, however, is to combine the best of Sangiovese with the best of the French grape varieties for which Bolgheri is famous. And this succeeds quite masterfully and due to the lime and ferrous soils even quite unique.

    "Sailing brings the people' at the same time" you could change an old saying. Because all the people involved in the project are also enthusiastic sailors. Paolo Panerai and Eric de Rothschild even get involved with the legendary America's Cup, the oldest still driven and probably most spectacular regatta in the world. There are countless articles written by Paolo Panerai, all of which have some relation to sailing, yes, he even compared winemaking to participation in America.'s Cup and finally barriques were once the transport containers with which wine was usually delivered on sailing ships.

    This circle of friends also includes the star architect Renzo Piano, whose father, by the way, was known for his excellent wines in Piedmont. Piano designed the wine cellar worth seeing in the Maremma. With the winegrower's knowledge of internal processes, a true masterpiece was created whose centre, the maturation room for the barriques, looks like a modern concert hall.

    One could easily write a book about Paolo Panerai and his friends, his wineries and his wines, unfortunately there is not enough space here. But we promise you, if you dedicate yourself to the wines of Rocca di Frassinello, you will not regret it, but you will spontaneously feel like in the hills of Tuscany - surrounded by spicy sea breeze and Tuscan sun! SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 2004
    • Owner: Paolo Panerai
    • Oenologist: Alessandro Cellai
    • Annual production: approx. 350,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 90 hectares 
    • Conventional cultivation