Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOC

Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso  DOC Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso  DOC
Estate:
Marchesi Biscardo
Wine:
Valpolicella Classico Superiore D.O.C. RIPASSO
Grape:
50-60% Corvina , 30-40% Rondinella , 3-5% Molinara
Region:
Veneto
City:
Negrar
Soil:
Clay, limestone with a layer of stones under the first 3 feet.
Alcohol:
14% Vol.
Acidity:
5.35 gr/L
PH:
3.70
Residual sugar:
6.5 gr/L

TASTING NOTES

Color:
Ruby-red with orange highlights
Nose:
Elegant and complex, it shows ripe berry and flowers.
Taste:
Full-bodied and soft, with lovely velvety tannins and a long finish.

Comments

CLASSICO: An area within a lager geographic region defined by the Italian classification system (DOC); also the wines coming from this area. Such territory is usually the oldest in terms of grape growing and wine making and often has the best wines within the largest region.

SUPERIORE: for a Valpolicella Classico it means minimum 12% alcoholic content and 14 months of aging.

RIPASSO: is a very old and traditional process used to give to the Valpolicella wine richness and body. After the Valpolicella is fermented in the usual way, it is placed in casks containing the skins of the AMARONE, a concentrated wine coming from semi-dried grapes. This process, which last from 2 to 3 weeks, adds color, tannins, and complex flavors. A perfect complement to highly seasoned first courses as well as roasted meats or steak.

Best served at 60°-64° F.