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2014 Biscardo Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC

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Baby Amarone, one of the most delicious (and unique) styles of wine on the planet. A blend of Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella, this Ripasso is full bodied yet elegant, the bouquet perfumed and the palate velvety with dark plum and cherry finishing long and dry - a must have for lovers of monster reds.

Winemaker's Notes

Grapes: Corvina Veronese, Molinara, Rondinella.

Colour: Intense ruby red with ageing tending to garnet.

Bouquet: Characteristic bouquet with delicate perfume, that reminds of bitter almond.

Taste: Dry and velvety, with a slightly bitter, sapid and well balanced body.

Serving Suggestions: Serve at 16°-18° C, particularly indicated with dishes such as game, red meat and matured cheese.

Winemaker's Notes: The Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella grapes are the base for the production of the great Verona wines, such as Valpolicella, Ripasso and Amarone, which have a great international success.
The vineyards cultivation is on the hill of the little towns around Verona at around 150 to 250 metres above sea level.
The grapes are still hand-picked and placed in wooden cases, and this is usually made at dawn or at late in the evening, just to avoid the intense heat that the grapes may suffer during the day. The grape picked up during fresh hours, is intact and therefore it doesn’t suffer the skin fermentation during the transport.
In January and February the wine is passed again on the noble skins of Amarone. In this way the wine structure becomes stronger, rich of complex fragrances and tannins. After that, it ripens in oak barrels for 12 months, with a light refine in barriques.

Alc/vol: 13.5%

Awards:
Gold Medal - Asia Wine Trophy 2016
Gold Medal - Berliner Wein Trophy 2016
Silver Medal - Cathay Pacific International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016

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