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DOMINI VENETI: Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Classico Superiore "Vigneti di Torbe"
Bottle size: 750 ml

Type: dry red wine

Vines: Corvina 70%, Corvinone 15%, Rondinella 15%

Analytical data: Alcohol: 13.50 % Vol. Residual reducing sugars: 9.00 g/l Total acidity: 5.50 g/l Total dry extract: 32.00 g/l. pH: 3.60

THE VINEYARD

Description of the vineyard: located in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico in the hills of Negrar at Torbe and predominantly facing south-east at an altitude of between 300 and 420 metres. Soil type: mainly on Eocene marls. Grass sward between vines.

Farming system: Pergoletta Veronese.

Age of the vines: 15 to 25 years

Planting density: 3,300 to 3,500 vines per hectare.

Of buds per vine: 18 buds.

Yield per hectare: 70 hl.

PRODUCTION

Grape harvest: early October exclusively by hand.

Winemaking: Destemmed then gentle pneumatic pressing. Fermentation temperature between 25°and 28° C. Maceration for 10 days with punch-downs 3 times a day. Storage in stainless steel vats until February then “Ripasso” or second fermentation on Amarone lees for 15 days at a temperature of 15° C with daily punch-downs. Racked into barrel in May for a further 18 months. Full malolactic fermentation. Maturation in bottle for 6 months before release.

Stabilization: Natural.

THE CHARACTERISTICS

Colour: intense ruby red with hints of violet.

Perfume: complex, aromas of red fruits, vinous and spicy.

Flavor: harmonious, full bodied, velvety smooth with the ideal balance of tannins and acidity.

CONSUMPTION

Conservation: It can be cellared for 5-7 years, ideally at a constant 14-15°C, laid down and in the dark.

Service mode: Serve at a temperature of 16°-18°C in very large glasses.

Food combining: A fine companion for all meat dishes. Fantastic with spicy pasta and full flavoured cheese.

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