VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO DOC ‘LE MORETE’ WINE FROM VENETO
(Valpolicella Ripasso “Le Morete” from San Pietro in Cariano, Verona)
Valpolicella Ripasso “Le Morete” takes its name from an extraordinary vineyard, on the top of a hill, that the Manara’s family care with great dedication and respect. Ripasso, in English, means literally ‘revised’, or rather it means that this wine is subject to double fermentation.
Corvina 70%, Rondinella 20%, Molinara 10%
TASTING NOTES – What’s in the glass?
Valpolicella Ripasso “Le Morete” retains an intense ruby red colour, with garnet reflections when ageing. It expresses intense fruity and floral notes, such as blackberry jam, strawberry and hibiscus. Also, a very clear spicy note includes a wide range of hints, like black pepper, laurel and dark chocolate. On the palate is elegant and velvety, as well as juicy and pleasant. Furthermore Valpolicella Ripasso “Le Morete” has an amazing consistency and length. Tannins are silky and smooth as a result to leave in the mouth a touch of sweetness. In conclusion, it has long persistence and amazing texture. Very balanced overall.
FLAVOUR STYLE: Full-body Red
PARING – What do I pair with?
Excellent with white and red meats dishes, as well as aged and herb cheeses. It achieves a good match also with the game. Mushrooms and truffles are good accompaniments above all.
ABOUT MANARA VINI
Manara’s Family cultivates vineyards and produces wines in San Floriano since 1950. Three years after the story continues, the Manara family carries on the tradition of wine production, respecting the environment and the naturalness of their land.
WINEMAKING NOTES – How is it made?
The harvest begins in the last week of October and farmers pick grapes by hand and put them in wooden bins. Once in the cellar, the selection of the grapes takes place in two periods, first immediately after picking and then after destemming operations, as a result to guarantee that only completely ripe berries go to the fermentation tanks. The maceration lasts approximately 15 days while the first fermentation takes place at the same time in stainless steel tanks. After the wine goes directly in different tanks, where the second fermentation takes place thanks to the help of Amarone’s skins. In conclusion, Le Morete matures for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Consequently ageing, it remains six months more in the bottle before the release.
HARVEST: from October 20th to 30th
Valpolicella Ripasso “Le Morete” – More Details
ABV: 14% Vol
VOLUME: 750 ml
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 6.000