Ripasso La Casetta: best Valpolicella for Decanter


94 points and “highly recommended”

Valpolicella Ripasso doc Classic Superiore La Casetta DOMINI VENETI 2016 was reviewed by Decanter in the selection “High Street Italian Reds” as the best Valpolicella of the tasting.

94 points and “highly recommended” is the score reached by our iconic Ripasso: a historical label, which is part of the cru since the birth of the excellence brand Domini Veneti.

Valpolicella Ripasso “La Casetta” is the result of the careful refermentation technique with Recioto skins, leading to the creation of an absolutely original wine of incomparable softness and complexity: a sumptuous Ripasso.

VINTAGE 2016 was a great, handbook year! Summer temperatures did not go above 35 °C, avoiding the excess heat that characterised 2015. The composition of the grapes led to a high sugar content, good acidity and a particular abundance of anthocyanins, all thanks to the significant day/night temperature changes that occurred, especially during veraison. It is in this period, in fact, that the vine is reactive to the accumulation of colouring substances. The vintage did not have any unusual pathological problems, with the exception of the peronospora attacks that took place in June; the vine ripened regularly (bunch closure at the beginning of July and the start of veraison in the first days of August). Maturation began in mid-August and ended in the first ten days of September, with the main winemaking parameters reaching an excellent level, along with the complete absence of botrytic attacks.

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