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Montresor Capitel della Crosara Valpolicella Ripasso DOP

2015

In a Nutshell

Ripasso wine from a single vineyard with concentrated fruit flavours and spicy oak.

Tasting Notes

Intense aromas of fresh morello cherry and ripe plum give an attractive first impression. The palate has bright, crunchy cherry-ish fruit with spicy vanilla notes and the classic bitter cherry finish typical of ripasso. Full and lush and so very silky smooth to drink. Irresistible!

Production Notes

The grapes are cultivated on traditional trellised vines planted in marl soil at Montresor's 'Capitel della Crosara' vineyard on the hills of Negrar within the Classico zone. Grapes are picked by hand in October. Made by the Ripasso (literally 'repassed') method, which involves adding the unpressed skins from the dried grapes which were used to make an Amarone to a young Valpolicella wine. This helps to add extra flavour and alcohol to the wine (causing it to start re-fermenting) and gradually the luscious flavours of Amarone are imparted to the wine. After this the wine is aged for 12 months in French and American oak casks along with some small barriques.

Grape Blend

70%

Corvina

20%

Rodinella

10%

Molinara

Producer - Giacomo Montresor

The illustrious Montresor family moved from France to Italy at the start of the 19th Century, and settled in the Veneto region near Lake Garda. In 1892 Cantina Giacomo Montresor was established in Verona, and remains family-owned to this day.

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Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Veneto

Vintage

2015

Size

0.75L

ABV

14%

Grape

Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella

Closure

Cork

£15.80

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