Montigoli Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Classico 2018
Made from a blend of Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone grapes grown in the Valpolicella Classica. The style of this Valpolicella Ripasso is that of the typical and traditional profile of Valpolicella: well structured with harmonious balance between the aromatic and flavour sensations and a pure elegant style. Intense ruby red with hints of violet. Perfume: complex, aromas of red fruits, vinous and spicy. Flavour: harmonious, full-bodied, velvety smooth with the ideal balance of tannins and acidity.
Located in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico in the hills of Negrar at Torbe and predominantly facing south-east at an altitude of between 300 and 420 metres. Mainly on Eocene marls, Grass sward between vines. Age of vines ranges between 15 to 25 years. The grapes were harvestes early October exclusively by hand. Destemmed then gentle pneumatic pressing. Fermentation temperature between 25° and 28° C. Maceration for 10 days with punch-downs 3 times a day. Storage in stainless steel vats until February then “Ripasso” or second fermentation on Amarone lees for 15 days at a temperature of 15° C with daily punch-downs. Racked into the barrel in May for a further 9 months. Full malolactic fermentation. Maturation in bottle for 4/6 months before release.
A pretty underrated wine in our eyes, pop this bottle open over a simple dinner and let its gorgeous bouquet take over.