Sartori “Regolo” Valpolicella Ripasso

A very unique and traditional wine style from the Valpolicella hills of Veneto. This is an unusual way of making wine but it seems to work really well. Try this wine to see if you like this style? The next step is Amarone?

Ripasso is an Italian term that literally means ‘re-passed.’ It refers to the technique of adding the unpressed skins from Amarone wines that have used dried grapes for their ferment to the Valpolicella wine. This adds body, flavour, tannin and alcohol to the finished wine. This wine is 60% from the native Corvina grape which is blended with other native varieties Corvinone and  Rondinella to make their own rock band! The grapes are grown in the hills of Valpolicella. The resulting wine is ripe with prune and dried raisin characters yet elegant with a fine structure. The tannins are soft and the acidity stops the wine from being overbearing. 

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About This Wine

Country
IT
Region
Veneto
Appellation
Valpolicella Ripasso
Type
Red
Soils
clay- calcareous
Closure
cork
Alcohol
13.5%
Pairing
roast beef