Groppello is an autochthonous red wine grape variety from the territory of Valtenesi, West of Lake Garda. The cluster is compact with the small/medium size grapes with the thin skin. The name of this variety came from the Italian word Groppo, which means Knot, given to it because of its compactness.
The wines made with this grape tend to have beautiful red ruby color, balanced tannins, smooth and elegant taste. They are typically medium bodied and have a slightly bitter, nutty aroma.
The soil at this Pratello vineyard is calcareous, very loose and stony and is located at Valtenesi Region area in the morainic hills in the west coast of Lake Garda. The altitude is 250m. above sea level. The vineyards enjoy an ideal exposure and a constant breeze that provides good ventilation and allows for perfect ripeness. The grapes are harvested manually at the end of September.