VALDIMEZZO Valpolicella Superiore DOC RIPASSO

Area of Production

Selected vineyards in the sunny Veronese hills.

Soil

Clay and limestone

Grape Varieties

55% Corvina
25% Corvinone
15% Rondinella
5% Croatina

Vinification

Vineyard selection of the best grape bunches. The grapes are subsequently pressed gently, followed by skin maceration at low temperature for 8-10 days. The fresh wine then goes through the unique “ripasso” process, wherein it is passed through the must of Amarone in February. This second maceration promotes the extraction both of tannins, which give this wine its longevity, and of the rich dried-fruit aromatics of Amarone. After malolactic fermentation, maturation takes place for between 18-24 months in medium and large-size oak casks. Finally the wine is refined for at least 6 months in bottle prior to release.

Characteristics

Deep shades of vivid garnet in colour. A noteworthy bouquet with aromas of red berries crossing over to ripe cherry. Elegantly round and full bodied.

Food Pairings

A great dinner wine that pairs well with savoury pastas, game and red meats either roasted or grilled, and well-aged cheeses.

Bottle size 750 ml – Code: VASVB06GDO

Bottle size 1500 ml – Code: VASVS01GDO