Negrar VR, Italy (Valpolicella)
70% Corvinone & Corvina,
25% Rondinella, 5% Croatina
100% authentically Italian, the Ripasso style is very popular here in America because of its lush fruity character, layers of spice, and compelling herbal notes. This is many newcomers favorite introduction to Italian wine and the Corte Volponi Ripasso is a exemplary example. Bright red fruits and spice give way to more wild, dried flavors of plum and herbs on the palate and through the finish. A med/full bodied wine with approachable tannins and a refreshing vibrant finish.
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Ripasso means to "repass". For this style, freshly made wine is poured back into the tank with the dried grape skins leftover after the production of the Amarone. These dried skins create a short secondary fermentation increasing alcohol by about 0.5 % and adding depth and complexity to the everyday wines of the Valpolicella. A must try for exploring the great wines of the world!!