Valpolicella Ripasso is a red wine showing rich expression of ripe cherry, black berry with hints of leather and spice in the background. Rich and velvety attack, marked by ripe tannins, and balanced by black fruit, smoke and spice notes.
Veneto in the north-east of Italy is a wine region known for producing Amarone della Valpolicella, fine Merlot-based IGT wines and Soave. Glera grapes contribute to 25% of the region production and are used for the famous Prosecco. The wines from this northern part of the country enjoy nowadays an international recognition.
Moderate Mediterranean climate
The soils in Veneto are rocky and majorly made up of alluvial soils. The region enjoys a protection from the harsh northern European climate by its location at the foothills of the Alps. The Adriatic coastal plains and river valleys are where Valpolicella, Amarone and Bardolino reds are produced. The soils are rocky, stony, pebbly and composed with alluvial based on chalk or volcanic origins, providing ideal conditions for growing the local grapes.