Valpolicella Ripasso Tenuta Novare 2017

BERTANI

Valpolicella Ripasso Tenuta Novare
2017

Product code
802013
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
Italy
Regulated designation
Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC)
Region
Veneto
Appellation
Valpolicella Ripasso
Varietal(s)
Corvina 80 %
Rondinella 20 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

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,...

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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.

Winemaking notes

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.

Tasting notes

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.