Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso 2020 (Veneto, Italy)

Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso 2020
(Veneto, Italy)


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About the Winery:

Bertani’s impact on Veneto wine making, particularly in Amarone production, is so considerable that ‘Bertani’ and ‘Amarone’ are nearly synonymous. Their 150+ year history is dotted with groundbreaking initiatives and royal accreditation. While respectful of their past, Bertani strives towards innovation, using progressive techniques and equipment allied with extensive experience and a deeply felt respect for tradition to provide wines of uncompromising quality.

About the Wine:

Bertani Ripasso combines the richness, flavor and texture of Amarone along with the freshness and vibrancy of Valpolicella.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

The wine is produced in the hills of the Valpantena and Valpolicella Classica area. Valpolicella is a continental climate with a strong Mediterranean influence due to the proximity of Lake Garda. In Summer, days are hot and humid and fresh and windy at night. The night weather contributes to the development of a typical peppery character in the wines from Valpolicella.
Vineyard soils in Valpolicella consist of white limestone (calcium carbonate) and red limestone soils (Iron + Manganese), which create salty (not mineral) wines.

The vines are vertical-trellised, with Guyot pruning with an average age of 15-20 years.

Winemaking & Ageing:

The first fermentation takes place in special wide and shallow steel tanks, which are ideal for increasing contact between must and skins, at a temperature of 68°F to 72°F, lasting for about two weeks. Second fermentation, Ripasso, takes place month later in March.

The wine ages in 30, 50 and 75hl Veronese-Bertani French oak barrels for nine months followed by three months in bottle.


Tasting Notes:

Intense ripe red fruits on the nose, with blackcurrant, sweet spices and chocolate. The wine is velvety and well-balanced, full and round while maintaining a lively and intense grip and sapid finish.

Ideal with roasted and grilled red meat and flavorful first-course dishes. It also pairs well with medium-strong cheeses.

Technical Data:

GRAPE VARIETIES: 80% Corvina Veronese, 15% Rondinella, 5% Merlot

WINEMAKERS: Andrea Lonardi

Alcohol
13.5%