Valpolicella Superiore DOC
Grapes70% 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.
ColourIntense and deep ruby-red color.
BouquetAmple and remarkably complex, with vinous tones and well-defined scents of cherries against a tenous background of chocolate.
FlavourDry on the palate with a fine and harmonious balance, great strength and sturdy body. The aftertaste is highly persistent and delectably clean.
Serving Temperature17°-18°C (63°-64°F).
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.