Sartori Valpolicella Ripasso Regolo (6pk)
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Region: Vineyard situated in the hills of the Valpolicella area north of Verona
Soil: Clay / Calcarous
Elevation: 135m to 175m
Grape Variety: 100% Corvina Veronese
Pack Size: 6 Bottle Pack
Selection in the vineyard of the best grape bunches. The grapes are subsequently pressed gently and this is followed by a skin maceration at low temperature for 8-10 days.
Peculiarity of this product is the following “ripasso” of the wine on the Amarone skins in February. This second maceration favours the extraction of tannins, which give this
wine its longevity, and of the typical fragrance of Amarone wine. After the malolactic fermentation, maturation takes place for between 18-24 month in medium and large sizeoak casks. Finally the wine is refined for at least 6 months in the bottle prior to release.
Soil composition: Clay-calcareous.
2016 Vintage: 2016 started off well with a dry and warm winter but there was also heavy rain during flowering which proved difficult. Summer was better and consistent sunshine allowed even ripening. Grape quality was excellent wit good ripeness and fruit sweetness. Overall, a good vintage for the region.
Tasting Note: Ruby red colour with garnet flecks, intense and persistent aroma, dry velvety taste with cherry and dry fruit finish, robust and balanced body. A light to medium bodied wine with a juicy acidity on the finish. Would pair well with standard winter cuisine, think of rich proteins like game, roasted meats, or strong cheeses.