Brigaldara Superiore Ripasso (750ml)
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Purchased by Renzo Cesari in 1928, his passion was viticulture. That passion stretched across generations when the winery changed hands; it was passed down to his grandson Stefano, who built a relationship with Roberto Ferrarini- former oenologist and professor of oenology at University of Verona, considered by many as one of the most important innovators in the history of Amarone and Valpolicella.
Stefano, former President of the Valpolicella Region Growers Association, dedicated his time during his presidency to improving Valpolicella through low yields, improved viticultural practices, careful clone selection, and modern winemaking techniques. His focus is on farming traditional grapes of Valpolicella Classico DOC, while emphasizing high-quality Corvina over Rondinella and Molinara, on his 47 ha (120 ha in total, the rest mainly consisting of olive groves, crops, pastures, and woods) of estate vineyards near the village of San Floriano- the heart of the region.
Bright ruby. Aromas of red plum, marzipan 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.
This Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso is a blend of Corvina 40% Corvinone 30% Rondinella 20% and 10% other grapes. The organic 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.
Big, rich and balanced. This will leave you looking for another bottle.