Valpolicella Ripasso Tenuta Novare
About this winery
Bertani’s story began mid-19th century when brothers Giovan Battista and Gaetano Bertani purchased some land in Quinto di Valpantena, north of Verona, in 1857. Although established 13 years prior, the first wine wasn’t released until 1870. Unlike most vintners at the time, the brothers owned both the winery and vineyards, giving them full control of farming and winemaking from start to finish. Bertani was one of the first to bottle its wines and export to foreign markets. Over the years,...
Notes about product
The vineyards of Tenuta Novare in Arbizzano di Negrar are in the heart of Valpolicella Classica. The soil is of a unique composition of calcareous, tufaceous, volcanic and clay.
Grapes are harvested by hand at the end of September and fermentation takes place in special wide and shallow steel tank. This increases contact between must and skins and lasts for around two weeks. The Ripasso begins on the Amarone skins which still have a good content of active yeasts to ferment the grapes a second time. The wine ages for at least 9 months in French barrels and partially in 25 HL Slavonian oak barrels.
Pure and intense aromas of dark fruits, such as blackberry, blackcurrant, and ripe cherry. The wine is velvety and well-balanced, full and round, and maintains a lively and intense grip, while maintaining a flavourful finish.