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Ripasso

Ripasso Valpolicella Valpantena DOC

A wine that comes from the wise peasant ingenuity. In order not to waste the marc of Recioto, it was decided to “pass over” the Valpolicella wine on the skins of Amarone and Recioto, letting it absorb more complex and deeper scents. After about ten days, Valpolicella was rediscovered as a new wine, with a greater complexity of aromas and a higher alcohol content. Ripasso Costa Arente intrigues the palate with that unfailing acid background, the persuasive signature of the terroir of our hills.

Type
Red
Year
First Vintage 2016
2018
Grapes
Corvina
Corvinone
Rondinella
other grapes as per disciplinary
Vineyards
Valpantena (La Costa di Romagnano - Grezzana)

Awards

The Ripasso 2017 has been inserted in the Doctor Wine guide, with a score of 91 points.

It has also been awarded with the The Wine Hunter Award in 2020, "Bollino Oro", with a score of 93-95.9/100.

The grapes are grown on hillslopes and terraces, which extend up to 600 m above sea level, mainly in the 100-250 m range. The substrate consists of calcareous marl, is clayey-loam with a sub-alkaline reaction (pH 7.5-7.9), rich in mineral nutrients (potassium, manganese, calcium, iron, zinc). This type of soil guarantees an elevated fixed acidity which, with the same alcohol content and structure, gives elegance and aging capacity. In the vineyards it is not uncommon to find fossils; the permeability of the soil is medium, with low water retention capacity.

Vinificazione

Part of the wine from the vinification of the hand-picked grapes of the 2018 Valpolicella wine was passed over the Amarone marc for 10-14 days. The wine obtained is subsequently aged in French oak barriques for 18 months. Subsequently, the bottle rests for at least another 6 months.

Ideal with first courses with a strong flavor, such as risotto with porcini mushrooms or pasta with game ragout. It goes well with second courses of meat and aged cheese.
Perfect served at 16-18 ° C.