Valpolicella Campi Magri “Ripasso” DOC

Corte Sant' Alda

Pronunciation
ree-PASS-oh
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Corte Sant' Alda
Region
Veneto
Oenologist
Marinella Camerani

Overview

Owner Marinella Camerani is dedicated to her land. After traversing one of the steepest driveways by any standard you arrive at her beautiful winery and vineyards. The lands on the very top of a large hill have an enviable view towards the gulf of Venice and north toward the pre-Alps. The vineyards for her elegant ripasso are situated in the “Bine Longhe” and “Cavallero” areas. Fruit is carefully selected at harvest and her wine makers follow careful fermentation with frequent breaking up of the cap by hand during the wine making process. And ripasso is rapasso because in March the new Valpolicella wine is pumped (ripassato) onto the pomace residue of the recent batch of Amarone adding considerable character to the wine.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
Corvina 30%, Corvina Grossa 50%, Rondinella 20%
Vinification
Young Valpolicella is poured back over the pomace of the Amarone after it is tranferred to barrels. Ripasso then referments.
Aging
18 months in 14-hectoliter barrels.
Alcohol
13%
| Appearance
Ruby red.
| Aroma
An intense and sweetish aroma of ripe fruit, fresh berries and spices.
| Taste
Rich fruitiness with its distinctive morello cherry notes. Great softness and excellent balance.
| Serving Suggestions
Whole mustard and savory rubbed crown roast of pork, braised pork ribs with squash risotto garnished with a pat of gooey gorgonzola.

Valpolicella Campi Magri “Ripasso” DOC

Suggested Retail:
$46.00
CSPC#:
702830
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6