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This Auction is for a Half-case of 6-750ml Bottles of the Excellent and Outstanding 2013 Vintage of Villa San Zeno by Giuseppe Campagnola's, RIPASSO - Valpolicella DOC-Classico Superiore, ' TerreNegre ' , Red Italian Wine. The 2010 Vintage of RIPASSO , was an Exceptional One in Valpolicella - and these Wines Definitely are the Best of the Best , from this Illustrious and Luxurious Famous Italian Wine, RIPASSO. This Wine has Been Rated a Very High , 91-Points ( Superb ) by The Prestigious, Beverage Tasting Institute (BTI). These Bottles are in Mint Condition and are in Temperature-Controlled Storage. Thank You for Looking.
RIPASSO - Valpolicella DOC-Classico Superiore , ' TerreNegre ' - * 2013 * Villa San Zeno by G.Campagnola , Veneto
Please Visit the Villa San Zeno Website : http://www.villasanzeno.it
RIPASSO - Valpolicella DOC-Classico Superiore , ' TerreNegre '
VARIETAL: 55% CORVINA and CORVINONE VERONESE, 40% RONDINELLA , 5% MOLINARA
Villa San Zeno Valpolicella Ripasso Grapes are Hand-Selected , Picked and Vinified in the Traditional Manner.
In February of the following year, the Wine Referments (the Ripasso) on the Fresh Pomace/Marc leftover from the just-completed Recioto Amarone Fermentation, giving the Valpolicella Ripasso, Richer Flavors and Complexity.
Deep Ruby Red. Elegant, Complex Aromas of Ripe, Red Fruit. In the mouth, Soft, Rich Flavors that are typical of the Best Valpolicellas. Then Lengthening into a Pleasantly Well-balanced Finish with a Structured and Well-rounded tannin.
The Perfect Red for Pasta, Meat, Game, and Charchuterie; Also Excellent with Pizza and Cheeses and Cheese-based Dishes.
Additional Information :
Ripasso is an ancient wine making technique used for centuries in Valpolicella wineries and now become very popular among wine enthusiasts. Ripasso, sometimes also called double fermentation, is a method used to give more structure, body and flavours to the basic Valpolicella wine.
On the other hand, all other grapes are squeezed and fermented to make the basic Valpolicella Classico wine.
At the end of January, beginning of February, the semi-dried grapes for Amarone and Recioto are squeezed and fermented together with grape skins. After a long skin contact fermentation grape skins are removed and wine is then stored for the ageing.
The basic Valpolicella wine that has been fermented in Autumn is then put over these Recioto and Amarone skins that, being still full of un-fermented sugars, start a second fermentation. These skins still contain aromatic compounds, tannins, etc. that thanks to this second, short fermentation are transferred to the simple Valpolicella wine. Ripasso is an Italian word meaning “review“, “go over again“.
Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso is often referred to as “The Poor Man's Amarone” or “Baby Amarone“. Producers are not happy of these definitions but it is true that Valpolicella Ripasso is a wine that is in between the basic Valpolicella wine and the Amarone, sharing the freshness, the lightness and the value for money of basic Valpolicella wines, and some of the structures and flavours of the Amarone.
The Winning Bidder is Entitled to the Option of Purchasing up to a Full-Case of 12-Bottles, at the Winning Bid Price. We ship in 6 and 12-Bottle Packs. Thank You for Looking at Our Auction.
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