VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO classico superiore DOC
RIPASSO IL FORNETTO “COLLECTION” 2015 is a wine that was created to amaze, since the moment of the harvest we have sensed the enormous potential of the grapes; during the aging in oak barrels this wine underwent an overwhelming evolution, the periodic barrel tastings surprised the Accordini family itself, because the RIPASSO always showed great longevity and aging potential.
Only in the best vintages we select the grapes from “Il Fornetto” vineyard, a portion of grapes is pressed immediately so we obtain our best Valpolicella Classico. Then after few months of againg in the still tanks, we move it into another tank for the second fermentation on the Amarone Riserva skins; during this process, unique flavours are released from the skins of our finest Amarone “Il Fornetto”, thanks to the top quality of grapes coming from an historical vineyard of Valpolicella Classica, the first one planted by Stefano Accordini, founder of our winery. A long aging process of 36 months in fine oak barrels gives an extraordinary elegance to this Ripasso “Collezione”.
Intense ruby red in color. It is able to surprise with its fully-developed smell, high sensation of fruits under spirits and black pepper. In the mounth is very power in the beginning, then the smoothness of mature tannins conveys cozy and velvety feelings. At the end a little acid perception, that is a recognizable feature of Valpolicella Superiore, it makes Ripasso so long in the taste.
It matches well with white and red meet grilled or boiled and aged cheeses
Corvina Veronese 60% , Corvinone 15%, Rondinella 20% Molinara 5%
Ripasso Fornetto Awards
Luca Maroni 2021
Vini Buoni d'Italia Touring Club 2021