Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore Fumanelli 2019

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Producer: Fumanelli
Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Sub Region: Valpolicella
Grape Variety: Corvina/Corvinone/Rondinella
ABV: 13.5%
Style: Red Wine
Classification: Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOC

Fumanelli Valpolicella Classico Superior Ripasso is a full-bodied wine that offers superb value, especially for lovers of Amarone. The process for making Ripasso simply involves re-fermenting and macerating Amarone pomace (the solid remains of the grapes after pressing) with fresh Valpolicella. In essence, the wine maker is reusing (Ripasso meaning repassed) the leftovers to add colour, flavour, structure and alcohol to the Valpolicella. The result is a wine with all the freshness and joy of Valpolicella but with an added Amarone style punch. It has lovely softness and offers superb value with dark cherry fruit and lovely spice notes from the 12 months in French oak.

Cantine Marchesi Fumanelli is a fascinating winery located in San Pietro In Cariano, eight miles away from Verona in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico region. Marquis Fumanelli started growing grapes back in 1470 and the villa, built in the 17th century still houses some lovely old archaeological artefacts from Roman times. The 78-acre estate is one of the region's oldest and most historic wineries and today, under the leadership of Armando Fumanelli combines its rich history with modern techniques to produce a range of truly brilliant wine. The cellars were restored in 1998 and now house the oak barrels for ageing these amazing wines. Although Amarone is the star wine at the estate, it is the Valpolicella Classico and Ripasso which really deliver amazing quality for the price.

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