Rocca di Frassinello

Rocca of Frassinello was born in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma, between Bolgheri to the north and Scansano (the Morellino area) to the south. A great international project conceived with the partnership of Les Domaines Baron de Rothschild-Lafite: 500 hectares, 80 already cultivated with vines, 50% Sangioveto and 50% Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Shiraz, to produce three wines in what can be considered as a meeting of the best of Italy and France: the third label, the wine of entrance, without the name of the company, Poggio alla Guardia; the second label, with a part of the name of the company, Le Sughere di Frassinello; and the first label, Le Grand Vin, Rocca di Frassinello. The first year of marketing was the 2004 vintage, with the delivery of the third label on June 2006, the second on September-October, the first one within the end of 2006. Three wines that the wine maker of Castellare and manager of Rocca di Frassinello, Alexander Cellai, and Christian Le Sommer, renowned wine maker of the various companies of Domaine Baron de Rothschild in the world, have judged simply extraordinary, to the point of convincing the ownership to immediately sell Le Grand Vin as well, the first label Rocca of Frassinello. To state the international level of the company Rocca di Frassinello, the project of the wine cellar signed by the famous architect Renzo Piano: the excellence from the Baubourg in Paris to the head-office of the New York Times, the Morgan Library, and the Auditorium of music in Rome. On the highest hill of the amphitheatre of Rocca of Frassinello, in front of the village of Giuncarico, in the municipal district of Gavorrano, the architect Piano, who has been a producer of Dolcetto and loves wine as much as the pure lines of architecture, has conceived a wine cellar of an astonishing simplicity with a revolutionary division of the spaces and a spasmodic care to the process of vinification which is done from the fall of the grape from the top.