Valpolicella DOC Ripasso Superiore

Bottle producer:

coste volponi

 

Colour:

Red

Bottle size

75 cL

Grape variety

55% Corvina, 25% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella.

Training system

Partly Pergola Veronese (Corvina and Corvinone), partly Guyot (Rondinella).

Density of the plant

3,000 plants/ha (Corvina and Corvinone), 4,000 plants/ha (Rondinella).

Harvest

Last week of September, beginning of October, hand-made.

Total dry extract
 
32,20 g/l

Bottle sizes
 
ml. 750.
Vinification

First fermentation in stainless steel tanks, at 23-25 °C, with skin maceration for 12 days, depending on the quality/integrity of the grape skins. The second fermentation starts at the end of February and is called “Ripasso”. It consists in a refermentation of the young wine on the pomaces of Amarone and Recioto, that still have good sugar content and active yeasts. The final Ripasso is characterized from rich structure and fine complexity.

Ageing

12 months: partly in French oak barriques, and partly in big Slavonia oak barrels.Refinement in bottle, at least 4 months.

Organoleptic Carachteristics

Colour
 
Deep ruby red.

Serving temperature
 
16-18° C.
Scent
 
Rich, with spicy notes that reminds black pepper and wild small red berries.

Taste

Fine, with an elegant complexity, underlined  by red fruits flavour and smooth tannins sensation.

Alcoholic content

13,50% By Vol.

Residual reducing sugars

6,90 g/l

Total acidity

5,65 g/l

pH

3,55
Region of origin

Product type

Winery

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