2020 Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Monti Garbi

  • €18,95

This Valpolicella is a nice stepping stone to the Amarone. Strong aromas of ripe red fruit. Light vanilla note and nice spiciness. Long aftertaste.

This Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso is made from 70% corvinone and corvina, 20% rondinella and 10% croatina and oseleta grapes. All come from densely planted groves (8000 sticks/ha.) on the limestone hills of the Monti Garbi or 'poor rugged mountains'.

The harvest is picked from the beginning of October, pressed immediately and fermented for 24 hours at a low temperature. Some of the juice gets extra flavor because it is poured (ripasare) over the must left over after making Amarone. And since the remaining peels are still nicely infused with lots of flavor, the Ripasso also has slightly fuller aromas, more strength, structure and character without the characteristic sweetness and high alcohol content of Amarone. The second fermentation then starts and the wine can mature for a year in Slovenian oak and another twelve months in the bottle.

Delicious with hard cheeses and a nice steak.

Grapes: corvinone, corvina, rondinella & croatina, oseleta

Aged for 10 months in French oak barrels.

Origin: Italy, Veneto

Alcohol: 14%


Winery: Tenuta Sant'Antonio