Dal Cero Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOC
60% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, and10% Molinara. Dal Cero Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOC is a ripe, rich ruby red. On the nose, sweet, succulent fruit combines with smooth spice, followed by delicate notes of pungent spices, creating a full-volumed, enchanting aromatic complex. A tangy acidity beautifully supports the full body, so that the wine is smooth yet surprisingly vibrant as well.
Grapes: 60% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, and 10% Molinara
Vineyards: The vineyards lie in the eastern section of the DOC area of Valpolicella, near Verona in the Veneto region
Altitude: 300 meters above sea level
Vine Training: Traditional Verona pergola and Guyot
Time of Harvest: Late September to mid-October
Total Production: 20,000 bottles
Vinification Process: After the grapes are hand-picked, they are destemmed and pressed, and the berries macerate for 10-12 days in steel. After fermentation, the wine is pressed off the skins and remains in steel until January, when the dried grapes are pressed for production of Amarone. At this point, the Valpolicella is “re-passed” over the Amarone pomace, remaining there 7-8 days at a temperature of 25-28°C.
Aging Process: The wine ages 12 months in large oak casks and in 20-hl. French oak barrels
Alcohol Content: 14.50%
|Dimensions||13.4 × 6.7 × 12.2 in|
|Bottles per Case||
750 ml: 6 bottles per case