Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore D.O.C.

Critical Acclaim

Wine & Spirits
Best Buy August 2014

“Fruit-forward, dry red wine… Black fruit flavors, cherries, raspberries… Rocca Sveva Valpolicella Ripasso is a delicious match for pasta dishes with red sauces, braised meats and stews.” Filippo Pedron, Winemaker Rocca Sveva Estate

GRAPES: 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Molinara

GROWING AREA: The vineyards are located in the Valpolicella DOC zone, near the villages of Val di Mezzane, Illasi, and Cazzano di Tramigna. The Vines are planted in Calcareous soils at elevations of 150-200 meters.

HARVEST PERIOD: First 10 days of October, all grapes are handpicked.

VINIFICATION & MATURATION: The Valpolicella wine is “re-passed” for 11 to 14 days over the freshly- fermented grapes that have made the Amarone. This “re-passing” gives the wine increased structure and an appealing roundness. 30% of the wine is matured in oak barriques and 70% in large oak botti for 12-18 months. The wine is further aged for six months in the bottle.

APPEARANCE: Rich ruby tending to orange with additional aging
BOUQUET: Generous bouquet that features rich aromas including dark cherry and blackberry with a smooth touch of vanilla
PALATE: Elegant balance of lush red and dark berry fruit with silky tannins leading to long, structured finish

PAIRINGS: Grilled Red Meats and Wild Game

ALCOHOL: 13.5%

SERVING TEMPERATURE: Best enjoyed at 600F.