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The Prize

Bottle of Groppello, 1964 - Frassine Riviera del Garda.

Vintage wine is not to be considered as a product to be tasted, but as an emotion to give that brings with it the memories of a past time.
It is first and foremost a collector's work, with high antiques value and only later, if you are lucky, a wine to taste.

Groppello, like all vintage wines in general, is subject to a multitude of variables that condition aging with the passing of time so as not to guarantee its drinkability, the only way to understand if it is still drinkable is to uncork it.

Content: 72 cl
Volume: 12%

In the Brescia shore of the Lake Garda the wine-producing tradition is deeply rooted in the history, culture and landscape of this area. The vineyards extend form the lake to the surrounding hills and harmonize the territory. There are many wine types which are produced from North to South, but all of them stand out for their uniqueness and quality. Like Classico Groppello della Valtenesi in the southern vineyards of Bardolino and Lugana. Currently there are three biotypes of Groppello in Valtènesi: Gentile, Mocasina and St. Stefano. The name Groppello was inspired by the characteristics of the grape of the vine that resembles, for its compactness, that of a pine cone. The word that in the local dialects of Lombardy and Veneto was said as “grop” or “gropo”.

Please note: Preserved professionally for over 50 years in a special cellar, this is a collector's bottle, therefore the quality of the wine cannot guaranteed.

The Cause

Croce Viola is a volunteer ambulance association based in Milan, Italy and founded in 1949.

It provides much-needed emergency services to the entire city but is entirely reliant on the goodwill of 120 volunteers, who give up their time to provide this vital service, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

In total, more than 30,000 hours of emergency assistance have been volunteered per year, saving lives as well as supplying essential patient transportation services and non-emergency medical on-call service.

Croce Viola also delivers comprehensive first aid training programs to both the public and to companies, giving people the knowledge to intervene in crucial situations where it matters most—such as the Heimlich maneuver when a person's airways are obstructed. Not only that, but Croce Viola is also committed to helping at local and community events to provide first aid and safety procedures.

The association has recently put together an innovative campaign to promote the importance of first aid among primary school children. This plan will be extended to older children in the future, teaching them the essentials of first aid, from the very basics all the way to cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

All these important projects, as well each one of the association’s ambulances, are funded entirely by charitable donations.

Additional Details

  • In condition as donated.
  • This item can only be purchased if it conforms to existing rules applicable in your country. Please note: Alcohol minimum purchase age varies by country.
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