Azienda AgricolaIl Roccolo di Andrea Bertazzi
PASSION AND TRADITION
These are the founding values of Azienda Agricola Il Roccolo that Andrea Bertazzi renews every day with commitment. These are the values we find in his every gesture and in every bottle of wine or oil of the brand. Il Roccolo.
A FAMILY STORY
The Bertazzi family has very ancient origins and is already present as a surname in the town's statutes dating back to 1454.
The origin of the farm's name is very old: the Roccolo is the name of a small, slender building that arose on the base of a medieval turret. It is built on the top of a small hill located in the heart of the farm. Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, it enjoys a panoramic view of the beautiful Lake Garda.
Over time, the business became more than a typical farm: in the early 1900s, great-grandmother began running an inn with lodging. There was also a small butcher's shop and a horse-drawn taxi service (the famous Birocc Brescian). It was in the 1950s that grandfather Andrea, with the help of his son Giuseppe, focused the business on wine and oil production. . .
A MODERN FARM
Andrea Bertazzi inherited from his grandfather and father the most precious thing: the know-how. With a spirit of initiative and enthusiasm he modernized the farm, choosing the production technologies offered by the market. Technological progress is used in a balanced way, ensuring strict respect for nature and its rhythms.
Over the years Azienda Agricola Il Roccolo has developed a wide range of wines: from the classic Riviera Garda Classico reds Groppello and Chiaretto, to still and sparkling whites, to the IGT Benaco Bresciano Marzemino.
It would be impossible not to mention a few fortunate projects, such as the Miriam rosé sparkling wine and the Anemos brut sparkling wine.
In addition to Indomito, a red wine with great character, we find Groppello Vermuth and distillates: Groppello Grappa and aged Grappa.
These and other products are based on a single ingredient: the grapes that Andrea Bertazzi cultivates and tends on a daily basis.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
Olive cultivation and Lake Garda are a very fortunate union, begun in very distant times. The special microclimate of Lake Garda allows the cultivation of olive oil at latitudes that would otherwise be impossible. The result is an Extra Virgin Olive Oil of the highest quality, recognized and sought after worldwide.
Andrea Bartazzi has been actively involved in the management of the Consortium for the Protection of Garda DOP since he was a young man, a further testimony of his love for the Garda area.
The olive trees, mainly of the Casaliva, Frantoio and Leccino varieties, are cultivated using natural techniques directly by Andrea, a traditional olive grower who follows the entire production process.
Immersed in the spectacular scenery of the Morenic Hills of Garda, this video shows the historic Roccolo.
Located south of Polpenazze del Garda, Roccolo Bertazzi enjoys unparalleled views.
Visible to the south are the morainic hills that mark the southern border of the lake from the area of Lonato and Desenzano. To the east, in the foreground, is the Rocca di Manerba, the Sirmone peninsula and, in the background, the eastern shore of Lake Garda and Mount Baldo.
To the north, the Gulf of Salò pushes the view toward the Garda Pre-Alps, with Adamello in the background.