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Tenuta Santa Maria 'Valpolicella' Ripassa 2016
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Tenuta Santa Maria 'Valpolicella' Ripassa 2016

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Decanter 96
"Scents of dried flowers, plum, tobacco, black cherries, coffee, herbs and menthol. The palate brings a tobacco note, integrated oak and a peppery carriage of acidity. Long and Modern.”

The Wine
75% Corvina, 10% Rondinella and 15% Corvinone grapes, harvested from the Villa Mosconi estate in Arbizzano di Negrar. Fruit is crushed, cold-pressed and left to ferment for 25-30 days at a controlled temperature. When fermentation is complete, the wine is held in ... read more
Item ID: #33917
Shelf at store45d
Size: 750mL (wine)

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Decanter 96
"Scents of dried flowers, plum, tobacco, black cherries, coffee, herbs and menthol. The palate brings a tobacco note, integrated oak and a peppery carriage of acidity. Long and Modern.”

The Wine
75% Corvina, 10% Rondinella and 15% Corvinone grapes, harvested from the Villa Mosconi estate in Arbizzano di Negrar. Fruit is crushed, cold-pressed and left to ferment for 25-30 days at a controlled temperature. When fermentation is complete, the wine is held in steel tanks. The rested wine is then poured over the unpressed skins of the estate’s Amarone in late January or mid-February, followed by a second maceration and fermentation with the marc of the Amarone to acquire complexity, structure and elegance. After the pressing, the wine is decanted into cask where malolactic fermentation takes place. After 24 months, the wine is then bottled for a minimum of six months’ further refinement.

The Estate
Official documents from as early as the mid-1500s attest to the Bertani family heritage in the Valpolicella region. At the start of the last half of the 1800s, brothers Gaetano & Giovanni Battista Bertani set out to establish a new benchmark for excellence in their craft. Combining their deep respect for tradition and love of the land with commercial savvy and innovative drive in both the areas of production and cultivation, the brothers Bertani built an enterprise unique to the Veneto of their epoch. With a forward-looking spirit, they introduced revolutionary vine growing techniques developed by agronomist Jules Guyot, techniques to which Gaetano Bertani had been exposed during his years of political exile in France for his active role in the Italian Unification Movement against the Austrian Empire. The brothers Bertani became the first in the region to bottle and sell Veronese wines, such as Valpolicella Ripasso, Recioto and Soave on a larger scale. They steadily expanded their market to Great Britain, Germany and the United States, winning recognition through winemaking competitions, both national and international.

Today, Gaetano Bertani, great-grandson of founding brother Gaetano, and his sons, Giovanni and Guglielmo, maintain the family tradition and philosophy. Now in its sixth generation, the Bertani enterprise continues in the tradition of one of the oldest winemaking families in Italy, with a firmly-established history of excellence and the expertise born of a tireless endeavor to blend passion and skill with the power of the past.

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Official documents from as early as the mid-1500s attest to the Bertani family heritage in the Valpolicella region. At the start of the last half of the 1800s, brothers Gaetano & Giovanni Battista Bertani set out to establish a new benchmark for excellence in their craft. Combining their deep respect for tradition and love of the land with commercial savvy and innovative drive in both the areas of production and cultivation, the brothers Bertani built an enterprise unique to the Veneto of their epoch. With a forward-looking spirit, they introduced revolutionary vine growing techniques developed by agronomist Jules Guyot, techniques to which Gaetano Bertani had been exposed during his years of political exile in France for his active role in the Italian Unification Movement against the Austrian Empire. The brothers Bertani became the first in the region to bottle and sell Veronese wines, such as Valpolicella Ripasso, Recioto and Soave on a larger scale. They steadily expanded their market to Great Britain, Germany and the United States, winning recognition through winemaking competitions, both national and international.

Today, Gaetano Bertani, great-grandson of founding brother Gaetano, and his sons, Giovanni and Guglielmo, maintain the family tradition and philosophy. Now in its sixth generation, the Bertani enterprise continues in the tradition of one of the oldest winemaking families in Italy, with a firmly-established history of excellence and the expertise born of a tireless endeavor to blend passion and skill with the power of the past.

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