Torre d’Orti Valpolicella
Superiore Ripasso DOC
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This wine is a Corvina blend with hints of black raspberry, plum, strawberry, some pepper, thyme, anise and vanilla bean. Long mineral-tinged finish with soft tannins.
Made with the traditional ripasso system in December or January when a young Valpolicella wine made early in Octover, is enriched with the skins of dry grapes used to make Recioto or Amarone.
Made with a ripasso of Amarone skin with low sugar content; it is left in contact only for 24-48 hours in order to prevent if from a re-frementation. 40% of the Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinalle grapes used in this wine are lightly dried. The complexity and spiciness from the dried grapes balance harmoniously with the fruitness and softness of the fresh grapes. These two characteristics blend together after aging in small and medium oak barrels. This wine strives to be the expression of elegance and character achievable from this dedicated area.
Suggested food pairings: It goes very nice with some cheese and cured meats or with roasted pork.