Brigaldara, Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore, Veneto, Italy 2018
55% Corvina, 25% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella.
Bright ruby. Aromas of red plum, marzipan and exotic flowers, along with a saline nuance. Juicy and tightly-coiled on the palate, with strong acidity that preserves the red fruit and spice flavors. It finishes with good purity of fruit and length.
Brigaldara's Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso is born from the refermentation of Valpolicella wine on the marcs of Amarone. The contact between Valpolicella wine and Amarone marcs, that are still rich in sugars, triggers a new fermentation. This second fermentation is named "ripasso" in Italian, meaning “re-pass” or “go over again" — a slow process that enriches the structure of the wine. The result is a structured wine, very balanced in taste and accompanied on the nose by slight hints of ripe and dried fruit that during aging evolve, increasing complexity.