Dark, ruby red color. Complex, red fruits, vinous and spicy. In the mouth it is well bodied, generous, warm, and long-lasting. Extremely tasty wine.
Valpolicella Ripasso takes its name from the particular method used to produce this wine. In February, the wine obtained from the grapes harvested in October is left to re-ferment with the skins of the grapes used for Amarone and Recioto production. With this second fermentation, the body, color, and alcoholic content of the wine is increased. Aging takes place in large oak barrels from Slavonia for 3 years. It rests for six months in bottles before being offered for sale.
Food-Wine Coupling: It pairs up well with all types of meat, both grilled and braised, and with aged cheeses.