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Montresor Capitel della Crosara Valpolicella Ripasso DOP

2017

In a Nutshell

Bright, fresh cherry fruit on this Ripasso.

Tasting Notes

A warm, inviting, richly fruity nose, with aromas of fresh morello cherry, ripe plum and hints of dried fruits. The palate is similarly full-flavoured with concentrated, crunchy black cherry, brown spice and vanilla notes and a hint of liquorice. The long finish has the classic bitter cherry fruit finish typical of ripasso.

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

2017

Size

0.75L

ABV

14%

Grape

Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Cork

£16.90

2 in stock

Press Quotes & Awards

Bountiful ripe fruit aromas with a chocolatey, crunchy palate.

Decanter, April 2020

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