• "Poggio alla Guardia" Maremma Toscana DOC 2016

      “Poggio alla Guardia” Maremma Toscana DOC 2016

      Text follows. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is pure and focused, delivering blackberry, black currant, violet and herb flavors. Dashes of mineral and spice add complexity as this glides to a long conclusion." Wine Spectator

      "A bright and fruity red with aromas and flavors of plums, cherries and spices. Lots of chocolate undertones, too. Medium to full body and a delicious finish. Some salty undertones add to the complexity." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • James Suckling:92 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 corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29482216 ·  0,75 l · 14,17 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      10,63 €
    • Vermentino Maremma Toscana DOC 2019

      Vermentino Maremma Toscana DOC 2019

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      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • James Suckling: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: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29480119 · 0,75 l · 16,37 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      12,28 €
    • "Ornello" Maremma Toscana DOC 2016

      “Ornello” Maremma Toscana DOC 2016

      Ornello is an open wine with beautiful, inviting aromas of ripe, dark fruit and vegetable notes. The palate is pleasantly fruity and full with good length and balance. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Fresh, packed with black cherry and blackberry flavors, this red is polished and dense. Licorice, spice and tar accents add interest as the aftertaste lingers." Wine Spectator

      "The 2016 Ornello is once again the hidden gem in this lineup in 2016. Rich and boisterous on the palate, the 2016 offers up serious resonance. The blend of Sangioveto, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah works especially well here. Dark cherry, chocolate, spice and licorice build into the ample, creamy finish. If I could only choose one wine from this range to drink, it would be the Ornello without question." Vinous

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 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: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29482316 · 0,75 l · 19,11 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      14,33 €
    • "Le Sughere di Frassinello" Maremma Toscana DOC 2016

      “Le Sughere di Frassinello” Maremma Toscana DOC 2016

      Le Sughere di Frassinello is a wine that has undergone a clear and constant evolution over the years. In the nose much ripe fruit and enormously dense extract. This lavish style continues on the palate with full-bodied berry aromas and a round finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2016 Le Sughere di Frassinello is laced with bright red cherry, plum, white chocolate and floral notes. Medium in body and gracious, Le Sughere is quite pretty in 2016. The new oak needs time to fully assimilate. Otherwise, this is very nicely done. Time in the glass helps the wine come together." Vinous

      "A juicy red with cherries, chocolate and some orange character. Medium body, round tannins and a flavorful finish. Delicious aftertaste." James Suckling

      "Wild rosemary, thyme and camphor aromas lead off, with concentrated flavors of blackberry and black currant. An iron edge sinks in as this unfolds to the long, staining finish." Wine Spectator

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Vinous:90 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months old/new barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29482116 · 0,75 l · 23,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      17,45 €
    • "Rocca di Frassinello" Maremma Toscana DOC 2015

      “Rocca di Frassinello” Maremma Toscana DOC 2015

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

      "A rich, deep, dark ruby. Very concentrated nose, with hints of dark forest raspberries, currants and sandalwood. On the palate firm and substantial, opens with dense tannin, polished in the core, interwoven with fine enamel, in the finale non-slip, also beautiful juicy fruit." Falstaff

      "Sangioveto (otherwise known as Sangiovese) is enhanced with smaller parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to make the 2015 Maremma Toscana Rocca di Frassinello. This wine is showing improved results as the estate's vines grow in age and, consequently, in complexity with each passing year. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks, and the wine later ages in barrique for 14 months. It shows enormous richness and power that is delivered in a happily balanced manner, thanks to the ripe and opulent nature of the fruit in this vintage. There is a point of sweetness followed by dark fruit flavors and balanced spice. This wine will continue its evolution over the better part of the next decade." Robert Parker

      "Aromas and flavors of mineral, black cherry, blackberry and tar highlight this rich, vibrant red. The tannins are well-integrated. Extends nicely on the finish." Wine Spectator

      "The 2015 Rocca di Frassinello is powerful, sumptuous and deeply expressive. An exotic mélange or raspberry jam, spice, new leather, chocolate, tobacco and grilled herbs gives the 2015 its decidedly flamboyant personality. This rich, heady coastal Tuscan red will appeal most to readers who enjoy racy, bold wines. The oak needs to settle down, but there is certainly plenty to look forward to." Antonio Galloni

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • Falstaff: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 corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29482415 · 0,75 l · 49,25 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping9 units available

      36,94 €
    • "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
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Barrique
      • 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

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      37,92 €
    • "Rocca di Frassinello" Maremma Toscana DOC 2015 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Rocca di Frassinello” Maremma Toscana DOC 2015 · 6 Bottles in OWC

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

      "A rich, deep, dark ruby. Very concentrated nose, with hints of dark forest raspberries, currants and sandalwood. On the palate firm and substantial, opens with dense tannin, polished in the core, interwoven with fine enamel, in the final non-slip, also beautiful juicy fruit." Falstaff

      "Sangioveto (otherwise known as Sangiovese) is enhanced with smaller parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to make the 2015 Maremma Toscana Rocca di Frassinello. This wine is showing improved results as the estate's vines grow in age and, consequently, in complexity with each passing year. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks, and the wine later ages in barrique for 14 months. It shows enormous richness and power that is delivered in a happily balanced manner, thanks to the ripe and opulent nature of the fruit in this vintage. There is a point of sweetness followed by dark fruit flavors and balanced spice. This wine will continue its evolution over the better part of the next decade." Robert Parker

      "Aromas and flavors of mineral, black cherry, blackberry and tar highlight this rich, vibrant red. The tannins are well-integrated. Extends nicely on the finish." Wine Spectator

      "The 2015 Rocca di Frassinello is powerful, sumptuous and deeply expressive. An exotic mélange or raspberry jam, spice, new leather, chocolate, tobacco and grilled herbs gives the 2015 its decidedly flamboyant personality. This rich, heady coastal Tuscan red will appeal most to readers who enjoy racy, bold wines. The oak needs to settle down, but there is certainly plenty to look forward to." VINOUS

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • Falstaff: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 corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29482515 · 4,5 l · 51,43 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

      231,42 €
    About the winemakers
    Rocca di Frassinello
    Tuscany | 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