La Giaretta Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore

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Brooding Ripasso packed with rich dark fruit

  •   Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
  •   Smooth Red
  •   Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella
  •   2016

Ripasso refers to a technique used in the old times days to beef up poor vintages, the idea being to wash the young Valpolicella over the lees of the Amarone, so picking up more complexity, intensity and structure. The two-year-long ageing process and the subsequent refinement in bottle (at least five/six months) confer a pleasant roundness and tertiary scents on the wine. Perfect for main courses with strong flavour and any kind of cold cuts. To fully enjoy its bouquet and flavour it should be served at a temperature of 18°C.

At La Giaretta the grapes used for the Ripasso are the same as for the Amarone, just harvested at a different time, and they don’t do any appassimento.

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  Bottle size 750
  Vintage 2016
  Country Italy
  Region Veneto
  Grape Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella
  Wine Type Red wines
  Wine Style Smooth Red
  Oak Mildly Oaked
  Drinkability Drink now
  Sweetness Dry
  Food Match Fowl - Roast Chicken, Indulgence - Truffles, Occasions - Barbecue, Red Meat - Braised Aardvark, Red Meat - Charcuterie
  Abv 14%
  Sub Region Valpolicella
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