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2011 Rocca di Frassinello Vermentino Maremma Toscana, Tuscany, Italy

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Ownership: Castellare di Castellina.

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $15   From: $12   To: $32

Price History for 2011 Rocca di Frassinello Vermentino Maremma Toscana, Tuscany, Italy
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Grape Variety

Vermentino (or Rolle in southern France) is a Mediterranean white-wine grape found principally in southern Europe, notably southern France, northern Italy, and the islands of Corsica and Sardinia. While many argue that it is of Spanish origin, Vermentino is most associated with Liguria (where it is known as Pigato) and in Riviera Ligure di Ponente. It is used in blended and varietal wines in such well-known DOCs as Colli di Luni and Cinque Terre.

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Region
  • Maremma Toscana is an appellation title covering a wide array of wine styles from the Grosseto province of Tuscany. It was officially promoted to DOC status in September 2011, after 16 years as an IGT title.

    The name Maremma has traditionally referred to a large area of coastal Tuscany and Lazio, specifically the provinces of Livorno, Viterbo and Grosseto. In his famous Inferno, Dante Alighieri described it as stretching from Cecina all the way to Corneto (an ancient town in northern Lazio, now known as Tarquinia). This represents a distance of some 100 miles (155km). Today, Maremma refers to a smaller area, effectively analogous with the Grosseto province. This is reflected in the Maremma Toscana appellation laws, which limit the viticultural zone to ...more

  • Tuscany is the most enduringly famous of all Italian wine regions, thanks to the romantic glamor of its endless rolling hills, cypress-lined country roads and hilltop villages. But even without all of this, evaluated on the merits of its wines alone, Tuscany stands tall, its reputation founded on such iconic wines as Chianti, ...more


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