Degani Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2021


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Alcohol: 14%

Grape(s): 40% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 25% Corvinone, 5% Altre

Localization: Veneto, Italy

Tasting Notes: A bright and juicy effort offering notes of sweet cherry, clove and rosehip. It’s soft and fleshy, with a mix of brisk acids and minerals that frame the expression nicely. A citrus and herbal twang lingers through the mouthwatering finale.

NotesThe grapes are softly crushed while removing the stalks. The fermentation temperature ranges from 22° to 28° C. Then the must is left for 12 days to macerate, acting a manual press at regular intervals (20 minutes, 3 times daily). The wine is then stored in stainless steel tanks till February when it is poured over the lees of the Amarone grapes for 15 days at a temperature of 15° C (this technique is called Ripasso). After this procedure the wine is transferred in barrels for 24 months.

Food pairingRecommended with all kind of meat (roasted, braised and grilled) as well as with seasoned and fermented cheese.

The Domain: The Fratelli Degani winery dates back to 1900, where initially wines were made just for personal use. In 1980, Angelo Degani and his nephew Aldo took over the business and by 1996 their wines were featured on many of the world’s most prestigious wine lists. From harvesting to winemaking and bottling, everything at Degani is done in accordance with the traditional methods and a simple ideology. The wines produced here perfectly reflect the world-class terroir and winemaking skills and this is prevalent in everything from their Valpolicella, Superiore and Ripasso, right through to their Amarone and Recioto. The wines made by Fratelli Dagani truly show the magic of the Valpolicella region.