Sartori Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2019
60% Corvina Verones, 25% Corvinone and 15% Rondinella from clay-calcareous vineyards situated in the hills of Valpolicella, north of Verona.
The process begins with selection in the vineyard of the best grape bunches that are subsequently pressed gently. This is followed by a skin maceration at low temperature for 8-10 days. The wine then undergoes a unique ?secondary fermentation? on amarone pomace in February, imparting the aromas and flavours of amarone?s dried fruit. The wine is aged for 18 to 24 month in medium and large size oak casks and then refines for at least 6 months in the bottle prior to release.
The wine is a ruby red colour with garnet hues and offers intense and persistent aromas on the nose. The palate is full bodied, dry and velvety, with black-cherry flavours and dried fruit on the lingering finish.