Recioto della Valpolicella Classico “La Roggia” DOCG

The grapes for La Roggia, which come from La Roggia vineyard, on the slopes of Monte Sausto in San Pietro in Cariano, dry for a long period before being turned into a lush sweet wine.

The best bunches of 70% Corvina and 30% Rondinella are carefully selected by hand and dried for about 120 days, losing up to a 43% loss of their initial weight. In January, they are soft-pressed, de-stemmed, then macerated on the skins for about twenty-four days. Raised in barrique for eighteen to twenty-four months and then for twelve in bottle. This refined red “passito” (dried grape sweet wine) is extraordinarily rich and all-encompassing. Lovely on its own or with classic, traditional desserts.

Wine exported to

Bermuda, Japan, Puerto Rico, Australia

Most recent awards

  • 2018 | James Suckling91
  • 2017 | Vinous90
Grape Varieties:

70% Corvina Veronese and 30% Rondinella

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

24 days

Type of yeast:

Selected Organic Certified

Fermentation temperature:

18 °C (64.4 °F)

Maceration technique:

Periodic pumpovers and délestage

Length of maceration:

24 days

Malolactic fermentation:


Fining agent:


Aging containers:


Container size:


Container age:

2 and 3 YO

Type of oak:


Bottling period:


Aging before bottling:

24 months

Aging in bottle:

10 months


Natural Cork



Vineyard name:

La Roggia

Vineyard location:

San Pietro in Cariano, Valpolicella Classica, Veneto

Vineyard size:

9.75 hectares (24 acres)

Soil composition:

Limestone and gravel

Vine training:

inclined open pergoletta


140 meters (460 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

100 hl of grapes per ha



Time of harvest:

first two weeks of October

First vintage of this wine:


Total yearly production (in bottles):


Tasting notes:

Intense garnet in color, with a superb bouquet of raisins, violets and jam, and a full, velvety, round palate that delights without palling.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 13-14 °C (55.4-57.2 °F)

Food pairings:

A dessert wine which goes well with classic biscuits and cakes, nuts or chocolate, too. Also recommended for accompanying blue cheeses.

Aging potential:

20 years


Alc. cont. 13% by vol.


Alberto Speri