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Deep ruby red in color. On the nose you get wonderful ripe cherries, forest berries and a hint of vanilla, tobacco and chocolate. Well-rounded, elegant and warm with great acidity and well structured tannins.
I Progni Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC
Ripasso is an ancient wine making technique used for centuries in Valpolicella, the second fermentation is on the sweet, locally dried grapes. Made with grapes sourced from a single vineyard in Valpolicella Classica, called I Progni.
Alcohol Content: 14%
Grape Varieties: 70% Corvina and Corvinone, 30% Rondinella and Oseleta
Vineyards: Vineyards Valpolicella Classica. Named after I Progni creek running through this vineyard
Wine Making: Ripasso is an ancient technique of wine making in Valpolicella. The initial fermentation is in October, the second one in January/February, on the sweet “passito” grapes
Vine Training: Pergola and Guyot
Ageing: 18 months in oak barrels, 4 months in bottle. Could be enjoyed for 10 years
Pairing: Risotto with asparagus, mushrooms or pumpkin. Meat or vegetable lasagna, grilled meat and aged cheeses
Serving Temperature: 18°C/ 64°F. Best to open one hour ahead of serving