Winery: Antiche Terre Venete
Country: Italy / Northern Italy / Veneto / Valpolicella / Valpolicella Ripasso
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Grapes: Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, Rondinella
Color: Intense deep ruby red
Tasting Notes: Nuances of black cherry, plum, plum, morello cherry and dark chocolate
The barrel-aged Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore from the wine-growing region of Veneto reveals a dense hue in the glass. At the time of optimal ripeness, the grapes for the Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore are harvested exclusively by hand without the help of coarse and less selective machines. After the harvest, the grapes are immediately taken to the winery. Here they are sorted and carefully ground. Fermentation then takes place in stainless steel tanks, small and large wood at controlled temperatures. After the end of fermentation, the Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore is aged for another 12 months in French oak barrels.
This Italian is best enjoyed at a temperate 15 - 18°C. It is perfect as an accompanying wine to goose breast with gingered red cabbage and marjoram, spicy curry with lamb or lamb stew with chickpeas and dried figs.