RIPASSO SUPERIORE DELLA VALPOLICELLA TENUTA VIGNEGA
PLACE : Pescantina , Verona Nord , ITALY lat 45°29’4’’56 N long 10°52’10’’20 E , height 140 m slm
METHOD OF TRAINING :Guyot exposure: north/east –south SOIL: Limestone
GRAPE VARIETIES: Corvina 60%, Corvinone15%, Rondinella 15% , Other red grapes 10% (Cabernet Sauvignon 6%- Oseleta 4%)
HARVEST: by hand VINIFICATION: The grapes are late harvested, crushed and left in a cold maceration for 5 days when starts a spontaneous fermentation. After devatting the wine is conserved in a tank until the RIPASSO: ri-fermentation of young valpolicella on the Amarone pomace at the end of January (for about one week). Ageing in Slovenian oak barrels and french oak barriques for 12 months
SENSORIAL FEATURES: Ruby red colour with garnet shades, the aspect is consistent. The bouquet is intense: ripe cherry, blackberry and light hints of vannilla chocolate. The palate is pleasant with velvety tannins and a persistent aftertaste of cherries.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS :16-18° C