VALOPOLICELLA RIPASSO 2016 "Cantina Nepos Villae" (GITAL2203-2016)

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Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC

A special dedication goes to the ancient Roman road where the villa Quintarelli Ruffo and the family properties have insisted for centuries. A way of connection between valleys, that of Negrar and that of Valpantena. A furrow created by man and never dispersed. The Strada Campiona is taken up in the ancient maps and, in particular, in that of 1746, which highlights its importance and its value for the territory. A little bit the symbol of a journey, ours, through the centuries and into the future, between vineyards, wine and authentic Valpolicella.

Features

Size 

750.00 ML

Variety

Red Premium

Vintage

2020

Grapes

Corvina gentile, Corvina grossa, Rondinella, Molinara.

Country

Italy

Appellation

VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO

Region

Veneto, Valpolicella

Alchol Content

14%

 
This product has a minimum quantity of 6 and sold by 6

Production area: Negrar Valley, classic Valpolicella.

Grapes: Corvina gentile, Corvina grossa, Rondinella, Molinara.

Harvest: By hand with positioning of the grapes in suitable containers; the grapes are sent immediately to the pressing. Part of the grapes is subjected to a drying period of about 30-40 days.

Pressing: Soft in a horizontal press at low temperature.

Fermentation: Vinification in steel at a controlled temperature and subsequent light cryomaceration with hand punching down.

Refinement: After the red vinification, the wine is passed over the Amarone marc of the following year and a period of contact with the skins of about 30 days is applied. After having performed the Ripasso technique, it is drawn off and aged in large French oak barrels from Allier and Troncais for about 18 months. Subsequently the wine is left to refine in the bottle for 3-5 months before being released on the market.

Organoleptic characteristics

The color of the wine is particularly intense with a ruby red hue and a purplish reflection. Its scent is rich in red fruit and in particular of ripe cherries and berries. Sensations of withering due to the Ripasso technique, more corpulent and decisive tannins but particularly round and pleasant on the palate. Good spiciness with a strong sensation of black pepper and a particular note of warm nutmeg. Persistent finish with an evident fresh sensation of cherry and almond dried fruit. Finely balsamic with an intriguing menthol note.

Pairing

Strada Campiona Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore is a very versatile product with a great adaptability in the kitchen. Before that, a wine that thrills the youngest palates and is also preferred for lounge time to accompany appetizers and small savory pastries based on medium-flavored cured meats and cheeses. Excellent to accompany Soppressa and salami in its various Italian facets. Pleasant with cheeses from the Alpine foothills tradition, Piedmontese tomes, Monte Veronese Mezzano PDO, seasoned Asiago PDO and Vezzena from mountain pastures. Intriguing also with goat cheeses of Sicilian origin from Maltese goats. It goes well with first courses based on meat sauces, meat with the tip of a knife, from Romagna or Chianina PGI. Pleasant for Tuscan crostini and Piedmontese fassona steaks.

Regione
Veneto
Vegan Friendly
Yes

Cantina Nepos Villae - Classic Valpolicella - Wine Carved in The Stone

A territory steeped in history and humanity, marked by small stone villages and silent districts, ancient fountains and marble wash-houses. Dorsals crossed by long dry stone walls, the marogna, carved between marl and rock, in support of vineyards, olive trees and cherry trees. Ancient Romanesque churches raise the bell towers beyond the gaze. They mark the territory and merge with towers and ruins of medieval castles. Capitals marked by ancestral frescoes, remain a sentinel of the human soul. Valpolicella tells the silences and throb of a never tame humanity.

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