Terre di Valgrande - Valpolicella Ripasso DOC 2013Italian Red Wine
Available 10th Jan 2017
Country of OriginItaly
- Acidity g/l5.6
- BodyMedium Bodied
- Food MatchRed Meats
- Grape TypeCorvina Veronese
- Grape TypeCroatina
- Grape TypeRondinella
- Quality DesignationDOC
- Style of RedLively & Fruity
- Type of closureSynthetic Cork
- WinemakerMatteo Zandonella Sarinuto
Intense garnet colour with brick red glints; distinct taste of red berries and a hint of liquorice, providing a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Ripasso is an Italian term meaning re-passed. It is a technique that adds additional flavour and alcohol to the Valpolicella. The unpressed grape skins to make raisinated wine called Amarone are added to the already blended and fermented Valpolicella. This adds an incredible amount of body, character, and style to the typically simple wine. The benefits of this process are oxidized and botrytis flavours and additional tannins. The tannins give this wine a few extra years in the cellar as well. Maturation in wood and refining in bottle for about 2 years before selling.
Serving temperature: 18-20 degrees C.
Corvina Veronese: 70%, Rondinella: 25%, Croatina: 5%.