Although Ripasso is not quite as powerful as Amarone, it possesses many of the same qualities. Referred to by many as...Read more...
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Hand-harvested in September, the grapes were immediately soft-pressed, maintaining the skins intact. The grapes were pressed and underwent an initial fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. In January, after the Amarone was produced, the fresh wine was “re-passed” over the pomace to initiate a second fermentation. Over the 15-18-day fermentation process, the wine acquired more structure, fragrance, color, and tannins and increased the alcohol content an additional 1-1.5%. After racking took place in late February, the wine was aged in French oak tonneaux for 2 months, followed by 10 months in large Slavonian oak casks. Finally, 6 months in bottle gave the wine more polish.
Although Ripasso is not quite as powerful as Amarone, it possesses many of the same qualities. Referred to by many as a “baby Amarone,” it is suitable for more frequent consumption. Full-bodied with ripe fruit aromas and flavors. It is smooth and elegant with a persistent, warm finish.
|Sugar: 7.0 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 5.0 grams per liter|
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