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VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO SUPERIORE DOC

VINEYARD CHARACTERISTICS:

Grape variety: Corvina grossa, Corvina gentile, Rondinella Municipal area: Mezzane di Sotto (VR)
Altitude: 200-250m. above sea level
Exposure: North/east-South

Type of soil: Limestone, shallow with presence of stones and pebbles Type of growth: Pergola Veronese and Guyot
Density: 3100- 4400 vines/hectare
Year of planting vineyard: 1995-2005

Average yield: 80 Hl/ha Harvest: Manual, in 15 kg crates

ANNUAL PRODUCTION:

About 25.000 bottles

ALCOHOL CONTENT:

14% vol.

SERVING TEMPERATURE:

16 - 18 °C

VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO SUPERIORE DOC

PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE:

Grapes harvested in vineyards in the Mezzane area are mashedand cold-macerated through spontaneous fermentation.After devatting, the wine is stored in a steel tank until it is “repassed”over the pomace of Amarone of the same vintage. This procedurestarts at the end of January, when the wine is kept with Recioto pomace for a week. It is subsequently aged 18 months in French oak barriques.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WINE:

The colour is deep red with slight glints of violet. There is an intense- bouquet of Marasca cherries in alcohol with light hints of chocolate- and vanilla. The flavour is soft and pleasant with a strong hintof fruit in alcohol.

BEST SERVED WITH:

This well-structured wine goes well with flavoursome pasta dishes,boiled meat, red meat and mature cheese.