We started making the Vallpolicella Ripasso over 30 years ago following the winemaking tradition of the area. Today the Ripasso is a well-loved wine, similar to an Amarone, it is enriched with dried grapes that give it robust structure and body. The Ripasso is an expression of our philosophy and the land we live in. It is a wine with power that has been harnessed by pleasant harmony. We bottle our Valpolicella Ripasso under the “Corte del Pozzo” brand that expresses the importance of our relationship with the local grape growers who would meet around the well on our property back in the 1900s. Today we work with the same families we collaborated with 40 years ago. With the Corte del Pozzo line we dedicate a parte of our history to these people.
Once the grapes are brought to the winery, they are destemmed and pressed to obtain a must that will then be transferred to steel vats. After a first fermentation, towards the end of February, the wine is left to re- ferment on the grape skins used to make Amarone for about 15 days. During this fermentation we also add dried grapes to give more body and complexity to the wine. The wine is left to mature in oak casks for 16 – 24 months. After bottling, the wine is left to settle for 6 months.
The ruby red color of this wine is both vibrant and intense. The elegant and striking aromas are of cherries preserved in alcohol with notes of fruits of the forest and light hints of vanilla. The wine is soft and velvety on the palate with flavors of red fruits. It has excellent body with a long finish.