JAMES SUCKLING: 96 POINTS RECIOTO DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO LA ROGGIA 2020
James Suckling has awarded the new vintage of our Recioto della Valpolicella Classico la Roggia with an excellent 96 points!
“La Roggia, a single vineyard. The adage oft-used here is that the quality of an estate is deemed by the Valpolicella and the Recioto. A tour de force, with 120 grams of residual sugar effortlessly balanced by dense extract, the tannins therewith and the voltage of acidity that, rather than being volatile, is derived from the site and picking windows. Coffee bean, mocha, dark cherry and licorice root. Yet it is the textural detail and morass of power and sweetness, somehow refraining from being cloying due to the freshness, that tells the real story. Scintillating length. Circa amere 6,000 bottles. The only wine at this estate crafted with barrique. Drinkable now, but best from 2025.”