• "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 · 14,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      10,90 €
    • "Poggio alla Guardia" Maremma Toscana DOC 2015

      “Poggio alla Guardia” Maremma Toscana DOC 2015

      Poggio alla Guardia - the entry-level wine from Rocca di Frassinello - gives a good insight into the style of the house at a very attractive price. Saturated and dense with juicy, dark fruits, blackberry and sweet spices. An honest drop without empty promises. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Graphite, black pepper and sanguine aromas are matched with plum, tobacco and spice flavors in this beefy red. The muscular frame supports all the elements nicely." Wine Spectator

      "I like the aromas of dark fruits with red chili peppers and spices. Full body, firm and chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Lovely fruit at the end." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: Cement/stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29482215 · 0,75 l · 14,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      10,90 €
    • "Ornello" Maremma Toscana DOC 2015

      “Ornello” Maremma Toscana DOC 2015

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

      "Rocca di Frassinello's 2015 Maremma Toscana Ornello is a well-priced blend of 40% Sangioveto (another name for Sangiovese), 20% Syrah, 20% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine sees a straightforward fermentation in stainless steel and later ages in French barriques for a brief six months. It flows with dark and profound aromas followed by a soft, cushiony texture. The palate reveals sweet flavors of black fruit, spice and smoked meat." Robert Parker

      "The 2015 Ornello is alluring, ripe, radiant, totally seductive, and super-expressive. Succulent red cherry, pomegranate, blood orange, exotic spice and tobacco notes are given an extra kick of richness and voluptuousness in this racy, engaging red from Rocca di Frassinello." VINOUS

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:90 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 40% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 6 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: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29482315 · 0,75 l · 19,33 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      14,50 €
    • "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
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • 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 · 23,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      17,90 €
    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