BertaniValpolicella Ripasso DOC 2020Product code: 11113
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Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso DOC is an exceptional wine that originates from the northern region of Italy. It is made from a blend of traditional grape varieties, including Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara, which are grown on the hilly slopes surrounding Verona. The wine is aged for a minimum of three years, with some batches being aged for up to five years, giving it a sophisticated and complex taste profile.
This wine is a perfect combination of fruity aromas and rich flavors of dried cherries, blackberries, plums, and raspberry. It has a lovely, velvety texture with a persistent, long finish on the palate. It pairs well with most meat dishes, including beef, pork, and game, and complements rich pasta dishes. Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso DOC is a uniquely flavorful and enjoyable wine that has been crafted with precision and expertise.
About the Winery
It was in the year 1857 that brothers Giovan Battista and Gaetano Bertani established the Bertani Winery in the small Italian region of Quinto di Valpantena, close to Verona. Gaetano, having learnt from the best French wine masters, wanted to implement the same techniques in his own style in Italy.
The combination of traditional and modern but sustainable viticultural practices implemented in the Bertani Winery made the Academy of Agriculture and Commerce of Verona introduce this as the model farm for other vineyards and farms in the region. The next few years were spent in expanding the business and owning more land to start authentic winemaking processes from scratch.
Today, the Bertani Winery covers over 200 hectares of vineyards located across the wine-rich areas of Verona. The grapes produced here are processed in a couple of wineries. The first one is located in Grezzana, where the vinification, bottling and shipment activities take place. The second one is the Tenuta Novare Winery in Arbizzano di Negrar, right in the centre of the Valpolicella Classica region. This is where the flagship red wines of the Bertani brand, Amarone and Valpolicella Classico Superiore, are processed.
Verona is one of the best wine areas in Italy. The climate and soil quality here is perfect for growing a variety of intense grapes. It is also one of the major reasons why Verona has the largest DOC wines in Italy. Some of the important wine-rich areas where Bertani wines are created are Valpolicella, Soave and Lago di Garda.
Valpolicella – There are two areas of vineyards here; Valpolicella Classic and Valpolicella Valpantena. Some of Bertani’s best red wines are created here.
Soave – Thanks to mild climatic conditions and the rich mineral content of the soil, this place is ideal for growing Garganega varietal.
Lago di Garda – The Mediterranean climate of this place favours the growth of fresh, light & traditional white varietals.