Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 'San Michele' 2019

Tasting Notes

Complex aromas of blackberries, plums and fruit juice with light notes of leather, cedar and spices. Medium-bodied and supple on the palate, polishing tannins and balanced acidity.

Food Pairing

Ideal for red meats, rich pasta dishes, spicy sausage, tangy BBQ and cheeses.

Tech Details

The grapes are grown on the beautiful slopes of the Valpolicella Classico, one of the most prestigious wine areas of Northern Italy. This area is located Northwest of the elegant Roman town of Verona (in the Western corner of Veneto). The Valpolicella region has mostly a mild-to-cool continental climate that is influenced by its proximity to two sizable bodies of water: Lake Garda to the West and the Adriatic Sea to the Southeast. Clay & limestone soil. Crushing and destemming at temperatures between 75-82°F. San Michele undergoes the 'Ripasso' process: the first fermentation yields a young, fruity wine, typical of Valpolicella. The second fermentation is carried out on the pressed skins and pomace from Castellani's best amarones. This process increases the color, body and complexity of the aromas. Aged for at least 2 years, with 18 month in mid-size Slavonian oak barrels and French wooden casks and the remainder in bottle before release.
Varietal Composition:
60% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 10% Molinara
Avg Elevation:
984-1640 feet
Avg Age of Vines:
10-15 years
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