Montresor Valpolicella Ripasso 'Capitel della Crosara' 2014 75cl

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Country Italy
Region Valpolicella
Brand Montresor
Grape Variety Corvina 70%, Rondinella 20%, Molinara 10%
Size 75cl
ABV 14.0%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2014
Food Match Try with lamb shank, calf's liver or a mushroom pasta dish. Hard cheeses would also suit.
Style Medium to full, fruity
Ripasso wine from a single vineyard with concentrated fruit flavours and spicy oak.

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.
Country Of Origin: Italy
This long established Veronese family company, headed by Giorgio Montresor, is producing wines which increasingly rival the offerings of the region's more fashionable names. The estate wines, from 100 ha of vineyards in Valpolicella and Garda, offer remarkable value for money, particularly the Capitel della Crosara vineyard near Negrar which produces fine, richly-flavoured Ripasso and a generous, classically-styled Amarone with great concentration and texture.

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.

The wine is 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.
Country Of Origin: Italy

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