Groppello

Groppello

2022 Riviera del Garda Classico DOC

For over one century, we have been cultivating and protecting the native grape of the Valtènesi, our greatest heritage. Nowhere else in the world is present the ancient wine variety from which this wine takes its name. The mild winds, which sweep down Lake Garda, allow the delicate bunch to reach a perfect ripening. The wine-making process is the traditional in-red. The result is a young and easy to drink product, even harmonious, with fruity notes of cherry. It goes great with non-elaborated first courses, cold cuts, middle-aged cheeses and light meats.

Appellation: Riviera del Garda Classico DOC
Vintage: 2022
Grape variety: 100% Groppello
Vinification: Stainless steel
Alcohol: 13,50%

Awards:
Quantità

0,75 l

10,80 

GRAPES BLEND
100% Groppello
AGE OF THE VINEYARD
About 35 years grapevine
COMPOSITION OF THE SOIL
The composition of these soils has a mixed structure which varies from sandy/gravelly to calcareous/clayey.
EXPOSURE
North- East / South - West
GEOGRAPHICAL PRODUCTION AREA
This historic and native variety is grown throughout the Valtènesi area. Groppello finds a perfect microclimate in this area, because its delicate skin is constantly ventilated by the breezes from Lake Garda. These particular conditions ensure optimal maturation and preserve the aromatic structure.
BRANCHING
Guyot trellis-training,Simonit pruning method. From 5 to 8 buds for each rod.
AVERAGE YIELD
80 qli/Ha
POTENTIAL AGEING
10 years
SEASON 2022
For many reasons, the beginning of the 2022 season was very similar to the 2021 season. The months of November and December were characterized by an unusually mild weather with poor rainfall. The following months were marked by a significant drop of the temperatures, which led the vines towards a late sprouting, and not as early as in previous yearsThe following months of flowering were dominated by torrid weather, allowing an excellent ripening phase in terms of fruit and vine wholesomeness. Only younger vines with underdeveloped roots suffered significant water stress and it was necessary to use frequent and abundant irrigation. In mid-August, the arrival of the rain was providential in the final veraison and ripening phase of the bunches, moreover, the day/night temperature variations preserved the phenolic components. September was characterized by sunny days and light breezes which anticipated the cluster ripening by about 15 days compared to the previous vintages. The harvest began around mid-August, exclusively at night, to avoid high daytime temperatures, thus allowing the aromatic content of the grapes to be preserved.
HARVEST
22th SEPTEMBER TO 25th SEPTEMBER
VINIFICATION
Groppello follows the classic red vinification. After pressing and destemming, the grapes ferment directly into the tank, at a controlled temperature with selected yeasts and maceration on their skins. During the 15 days of alcoholic fermentation constant pumping over and punching down are carried out to keep the pomace cap submerged. At the end of this process, the racking and the separation between “vino fiore” and pressed wine takes place. The malolactic fermentation then begins, which transforms the malic acid into lactic acid, giving the wine greater softness. A precise blend is also necessary to balance the part of “vino fiore” with the pressed wine, with the aim of balancing its structure with the right amount of tannins. A brief maturation in steel until the following spring allows the Groppello to clarify naturally. Subsequently it ages for 6 months in the bottle.
SENSORY ANALYSIS
Ruby red color with garnet highlights. On the nose it expresses the main characteristic of Groppello: spice. The bouquet evolves from the hint of black pepper to leather with a finish of cherries in alcohol. The taste is lively with a good acid vein and a sweet finish thanks to the grape's gentle tannins.
FOOD PAIRINGS
It accompanies grilled or stewed red meats, cured meats and medium-aged cheeses.
No. pcs.
15 000 pz
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