Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso DOC
Type: Dry red
Bottle size: 0.75l
Vines:: Corvina Veronese 60%, Corvinone 15%, Rondinella 20% Molinara 5%
Harvest: The harvest was manually in the norm of the period from September 15th in good weather conditions with rather cool temperatures.
Vinification: Crushing with de-stemming of the grapes, fermentation temperature: from 21°C to 23°C. 12 days of maceration. Manual cutting with a frequency of 3 per day. Conservation in steel until January 2017.
Re-passing method: the wine was in contact with the Amarone’s skins for a period of 8/10 days at 18°C with daily pumping over. Moving in barrels at the end of May. Complete malolactic fermentation.
Aging in French oak barriques for 12 months.
Aging in bottle for 6 months.
Analytical data: Alcohol 14%, residual reducing sugars 8 gr / l, total acidity 5.40 gr / l, Total dry extract 31 gr / l, Ph 3.55.
Organoleptic characteristics: Color: deep garnet red; Bouquet: intense yet subtle with hints of spices and vanilla; Taste: warm, full bodied with traces of dried fruit that bring to mind Amarone.
Service: Serve at 17°C-18°C taking care to open the bottle at least 1 hour before drinking.