Groppello Premium DOC 2021 – Cantine Scolari
Groppello Premium is a smooth and velvety red wine. With its ruby red color, it showcases inviting aromas of ripe red fruits, flowers, and sweet spices. On the palate, this wine exhibits an elegant and well-structured body, offering a soft and dense character balanced by delicate acidity.
This versatile wine pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes, including pasta, roasted white meats, grilled dishes, cured meats, and cheese platters.
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The passion for wine was born at the beginning of the last century, in 1929, when Pietro Scolari transformed his love for the land and its fruits into wine. It is a story of an inseparable bond between man and the territory of Valtènesi and Lake Garda, a region that bestows precious grape varieties. Years of history are reflected in the Groppello, Chiaretto, and Lugana wines. The Erian winery and Cantina Bottenago have reimagined the structure of Cantine Scolari without losing its essence – the love for the land, the vineyards, and the wine. The new mission is to treasure tradition while projecting this space into the future, respecting the rhythms of the land to ensure quality, and combining modern production and transformation methods from vine to bottling. Innovation is the key, while staying true to the values that have made Cantine Scolari a reference point, creating a new environment that can foster ideas and contemporaneity.
The etymology of the name “Groppello” refers to its compact and closed cluster, resembling a “groppo” (knot). Its first historical references date back to the Roman era. Groppello is typical in the Brescia side of Lake Garda, where it thrives on pebbly and morainic soils with a Mediterranean climate. It has long been used as a key grape in the production of great rosé wines in the region, but it also shines in its red wine version.
While Groppello was once primarily used for blending purposes, its delicate structure, fragrant aromas of red fruit, spicy notes, subtle tannins, and sapid finish have gained appreciation. Today, it is valued for its ability to produce wines with finesse and complexity