Veneto

Graziano Pra'

Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOC 2017

Certified organic. This baby Amarone packs a mighty punch.

A blend of traditional Valpolicella grapes; Corvinone, Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta, grown 450m above sea level on a 13 hectare vineyard near Mezzane, in the east of the Valpolicella region.

A harsh terroir of poor, rocky yellow marl soil on steep glacial slopes produces grapes with characteristic mineral flavours which were entrenched into the land as the ancient glacier melts.

Ruby red color with tints of purple. On the nose, aromas of fresh black cherries, spices are particularly prominent. Flavoursome with good acidity, the palate is filled with the taste of cherries and plum jam as black pepper and rhubarb.

This wine goes through a second fermentation period which allows it to soak up all the rich tangy Amarone flavours as it passes through dried Amarone grape skins.

Winemaking:  Alcoholic fermentation and re-fermentation according to the method of the “ripasso” on the pomace of the Amarone, 5 days of maceration
Aging: 12 months in Allier oak tonneaux

Food Pairing: Roast pork, crispy pork belly, Ossobucco, wild boar, Pata Negra, spicy salami, Seranno and Parma Ham.

 

$69.00 750 ml

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REGION

Veneto

WINEMAKERS

Graziano Prà

GRAPE VARIETY

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta

WINE STYLE

dry, full bodied

CELLARING

medium – long aging potential

AWARDS

91/100 James Suckling

ALCOHOL

15.5%