Brigaldara Superiore Ripasso (750ml)
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The Brigaldara winery is located just outside the town of San Floriano, in the heart of the Valpolicella region, north of Verona. It is at the entrance of the Marano valley, one of the four valleys that make up Valpolicella’s classical area, the original and oldest wine production area of the region. The name Brigaldara appears for the first time in a notary deed dated 1260. In 1929, the Cesari family acquired the villa with the surrounding land. Up to 1979, Brigaldara did not make its own wine and sold most of the grapes it harvested. In the early 1990’s the family began to acquire more land for vineyards in the area and started producing their own wine.
The grapes are hand harvested in the second half of October and are made into Valpolicella wine which then is added to the grape skins used to make Amarone. The Amarone skins macerate in the Valpolicella wine 5 days triggering a second fermentation and the extraction of more flavour, coulour, phenolics from the grape skins. Brief pumping overs are carried out to keep the cap soaked. The wine ages in a combination of stainless steel and Slavonian oak barrels of 25hl.
This Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso is a blend of Corvina 40% Corvinone 30% Rondinella 20% and 10% other grapes. Bright ruby. Aromas of red plum, marzapan and exotic flowers, along with a saline nuance. Juicy and tightly coiled on the palate, with strong acidity that preserves the red fruit and spice flavours. It finishes with good purity of fruit and length.