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La Giaretta Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore
Brooding Ripasso packed with rich dark fruit
- Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
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.
|Grape||Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella|
|Wine Type||Red wines|
|Wine Style||Smooth Red|
|Food Match||Fowl - Roast Chicken, Indulgence - Truffles, Occasions - Barbecue, Red Meat - Braised Aardvark, Red Meat - Charcuterie|
For several generations, the winery has produced and bottled wine obtained exclusively from grapes grown on the estate including the Valpolicella, the Ripasso and the Amarone.
Due to high demand we've temporarily increased our standard delivery fee to £12.50 for orders under £75 - orders over £75 still come with free delivery!
We are also no longer able to guarantee “Express" next day delivery. We hope to have this back up and running as soon as possible but in the meantime, our deliveries will take a little longer than usual (roughly 2-3 days).
SOMMELIER SELECTION, ‘LAST FEW’ AND GIFTS
These lovely wines and gifts are stored in our cellar in Clapham, ready for immediate dispatch (and drinking)! If we have less than 12 bottles, the display will show the number available today. If you’d like more than the number shown, or it’s shown as ‘Out of Stock’ / ‘Email to order’, just call us or drop us an email to confirm your order and delivery schedule, as our winemakers send us fresh stocks frequently.
Standard Delivery takes 2-3 working days and costs £7.50 for orders under £75. Orders over £75 are subject to FREE Standard Delivery. Standard and Express Delivery is available for most mainland UK postcodes as listed in our T&Cs. Express Delivery costs £12.50. Express delivery orders over £75 are £5.
For Express Delivery (next working day) orders need to be placed before 1pm. Orders placed after 1pm will be received after two business days. Orders placed for next day delivery after 1pm on a Friday and before 1pm on a Monday will be delivered on Tuesday. Orders placed on a Bank Holiday will be similarly processed the day after the Bank Holiday and delivered the following day.
Same Day Delivery costs £20. This option is available to most London postcodes as listed in our T&Cs, if ordered by 1pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). If ordered after 1pm, you will receive your order on the next working day. We may be able to organise a speedy courier for you, so please call or email us if you have special requests. What a great way to get that wine to your office or home for the evening!
Our Club Offers may take longer to ship, as we collect all of our members’ orders together before ordering them from the winemaker. The expected delivery timelines for each product should be specified on the product page. Otherwise, please contact us for the information. Deliveries for most Club Offers, including En Primeur deliveries are charged at £15 per order. For more information about In Bond wines, click here.
Deliveries for the wines on our Grower List cost £25, and can take 2-3 weeks. Please let us know if you have an urgent request and we’ll do our best to help.
International deliveries are subject to international delivery fees specific for each country, which will be added at checkout based on the country of your delivery address. If you are shipping to outside of Europe, and to find out more about International Delivery fees please email email@example.com.
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