VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO CLASSICO SUPERIORE

VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO CLASSICO SUPERIORE

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Description

Grape varieties
80% Corvina veronese, Corvinone, 20% Rondinella.

Location and characteristics of the vineyard
Lena di Mezzo is an entirely terraced estate of 18 hectares that lies in the heart of Fumane, a splendid hilly zone with tufaceous, clay and limestone soils, in which we have sought to express to the full the interdependence between the terroir and the indigenous grape varieties that are the unique heritage of the area around Verona.

Average altitude
250/350 metres above sea level.

Training system and plant density
Only the Pergola training system is used, with a maximum yield of 2 kg per vine. The choice of this training system was made to allow the Corvina Veronese and Corvinone grape
varieties to have perfect exposure to the sun.

Harvest
The grapes are picked around the first ten days of October and
are left to dry in crates.

Vinification
Gentle crushing and destemming, followed by temperaturecontrolled fermentation in small truncated cone-shaped stainless steel vats with daily punching down of the cap of skins into the must so as to allow for the delicate extraction of all the complex range of polyphenols that are specific to the grapes and the terroir of Fumane. After the first fermentation is completed, the skins of the grapes that have been pressed to make Amarone are added towards the end of winter,
setting off a second, slow fermentation. Following this second fermentation and the malolactic fermentation in stainless
steel, the wine is put into 30-hectolitre French oak casks for at least 18 months before bottling and then it remains for at least 5/6 months before being sold.

Organoleptic description
A dry red wine.

Colour
Deep ruby red.

Nose
Cherries (both fresh and under spirits), plums and liquorice; spices such as pepper and cinnamon; hints of undergrowth.
Flavour dry, fruity, pleasantly well-balanced.

Vol. 14,0%

Serving temperature 16-18 °C

Serving suggestions
Perfect with red and white meats and roast poultry dishes.
Delicious with roasts, stews or braised meats and with hard cheeses.

Format
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