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Ripasso

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Zonin Jewels

Wines of noble quality, born and bred in premier vineyards,
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Label

Ripasso

Wine

Ripasso

Valpolicella Superiore DOC

Area

Valpolicella, Veneto.

Grapes

70% Corvina (including Corvinone), 20% Rondinella and 10% Molinara.

Vinification and Maturation

Ripasso is a traditional technique that promotes a second fermentation through the wine's contact with warm dried grape skins from which Amarone has been pressed. This practice increases slightly the alcoholic content and enriches the wine with a greater concentration of sugar, glycerine, polyphenolic substances and aromas. The wine then matures in 30-hectoliter (660 gallon) Slavonian oak barrels for 1 year and for a further six months in bottle.

Colour

Intense and deep ruby-red color.

Bouquet

Ample and remarkably complex, with vinous tones and well-defined scents of cherries against a tenous background of chocolate.

Flavour

Dry on the palate with a fine and harmonious balance, great strength and sturdy body. The aftertaste is highly persistent and delectably clean.

Serving Temperature

17°-18°C (63°-64°F).

Food Combinations

A particularly fine accompaniment for all meat dishes, savory preparations of the rural tradition and cheeses that have been aged for moderate to long periods.

Alcohol Level

14% vol.

Bottle and case size

6 x 0,75l

Estate

Zonin Jewels

Producer

Casa Vinicola Zonin