Wine Torre d'Orti, Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso, 2018
The Ripasso method of winemaking has taken Italian wines by storm, and is becoming increasingly popular. This Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso is one of the best examples of extraordinary this winemaking method is, and what beautiful results it can yield.
Red - This red was produced using the Ripasso method, which has allowed for an extraordinary, rich, full-bodied wine.
A ripe, rich ruby red. On the nose, sweet, succulent fruit combines with smooth spice, followed by delicate notes of pungent spices, creating a full-volumed, enchanting aromatic complex. A tangy acidity beautifully supports the full body, so that the wine is smooth yet surprisingly vibrant as well.
Stews and braises with polenta, game, beef strips with porcinis, roast lamb, and medium-aged cheeses.
From vineyards in the commune of S. Martino, in the frazione of Marcellise.
Aged for 12 months in small and medium size barrels.
60% of the grapes are freshly pressed and 40% were kept until December, passito style and then crushed. There is a 14 day fermentation in stainless steel vats after at 20-250C after a 14 day maceration. There is malolactic fermentation.