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Ripasso
Valpolicella Classico Superiore
DOC

13.90

Our finest selection of Valpolicella is given a second fermentation in contact with the grape pomace from the Amarone, thus enriching its aromas, body and complexity.

We were so proud of our first “Ripasso” made with a selection of our best grapes, that we became the first family to flaunt the name on a label.

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Awards

2017James Suckling93 pts
2017Falstaff91 pts
2017Decanter90 pts Highly Recommended
2016James Suckling92 pts
2016Gambero Rosso2 bicchieri
2015James Suckling92 pts
2015Wine Spectator90 pts

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Description

We were so proud of our first “Ripasso” made with a selection of our best grapes, that we became the first family to flaunt the name on a label. The Ripasso technique is grounded in peasant traditions that vary from family to family, but it is still a relative newcomer among Valpolicella wines. Nevertheless, it already ranks as one of our most popular and well-known classics. The second fermentation of our best Valpolicella Classico wine on the Amarone skins, creates an intriguing depth and aromatic complexity. Amarone lovers will find this reminiscent of their favorite wine, with the price and lower alcohol that makes it a perfect everyday alternative.

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Tasting Note

A deep, bright ruby red in color, it is rich and intensely spicy on the nose, with notes of cherry jam, tobacco and black pepper. On the palate it is full-bodied yet elegant, with gentle, silky tannins and a very long finish.


Serving Suggestions

It is excellent with boiled, braised or grilled meats.


Origin

The vineyards of the Conca d’Oro and La Groletta crus, in the hilly Valpolicella Classica zone.


Grapes

Corvina 70%, Rondinella 25%, Corvinone 5%


Vinification and Maturation

Fermentation in stainless steel vats or around 15 days. Re-fermentation on the pomace of the Amarone for 12-13 days. Maturation for at least 18 months in 65 hl Slavonian oak casks 6 months’ bottle-aging.


Alcohol

13% by vol.


Serving Temp.

16-18°C


Bottle Size

0.75l

Related Wines


James Suckling 2015

92 pts


A linear and fresh red with plenty of dried berry and cherry and some spice, too. Medium body, long and avorful. Drink now.


Wine Spectator 2015

90 pts


A well-balanced, medium-bodied red, with a fresh mix of crushed cherry, toasted spice and tobacco flavors underscored by iron and mineral notes. Elegant, with supple tannins firming the finish.


James Suckling 2016

92 pts


Shows plenty of ripeness with dried-berry and floral character on the nose. Medium body and firm, silky tannins. Chewy and intense. Structured. Needs a year or two to soften.


Appassimento

The selected grapes are placed onto traditional Arele and then left to rest for minimum 110 days in a large dedicated open room, where a ventilation system mantains an elevated and constant air flow. During this period the grapes are constantly checked since we want to keep them perfectly healthy, without any mildew.

Appassimento

The selected grapes are placed onto traditional Arele and then left to rest for minimum 110 days in a large dedicated open room, where a ventilation system mantains an elevated and constant air flow. During this period the grapes are constantly checked since we want to keep them perfectly healthy, without any mildew.

Vineyard

La Groletta Vineyard
La Groletta Vineyard has always stood as a symbol of the Valpolicella Classica area. La Groletta grapes are the extraordinary result of the meeting of two great personalities: the hill of La Grola and the Valpolicella’s indigenous varieties. The excellent exposure of the vineyard, which enjoy the sun’s warm rays and the cool breezes that come from nearby Lake Garda, allows the grapes to produce their very best. The wines from La Groletta are notable for their bold structure. It is usually quite direct, frank and masculine, and well-suited to aging in bottle. These soils are ideal for the activation of typical aromatic aromas, where the strength of the fruit and darker spice prevail.

Vineyard

La Groletta Vineyard
La Groletta Vineyard has always stood as a symbol of the Valpolicella Classica area. La Groletta grapes are the extraordinary result of the meeting of two great personalities: the hill of La Grola and the Valpolicella’s indigenous varieties. The excellent exposure of the vineyard, which enjoy the sun’s warm rays and the cool breezes that come from nearby Lake Garda, allows the grapes to produce their very best. The wines from La Groletta are notable for their bold structure. It is usually quite direct, frank and masculine, and well-suited to aging in bottle. These soils are ideal for the activation of typical aromatic aromas, where the strength of the fruit and darker spice prevail.

Tommasi Naturae

Sustainable Winegrowing

Vineyard

Tommasi has adopted an integrated production system that guarantees the eco-sustainable management of agricultural activities.

Production

– We do not use products of animal origin or containing allergens in the wine production process.
– Optimization of the use of resources and management of the cellar.
– We employ procedures that allow us to work in full respect of the environment, avoiding waste and always recycling when possible.

Packaging

– Organic corks with FSC certification
– Label: FSC certified paper
– Cardboard: recycled paper

Additional information
Annata

2013, 2015, 2016

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