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Bertani Secco Valpolicella Valpantena Ripasso 2011

Bertani Secco Valpolicella Valpantena Ripasso 750ml 2011       
Sku: 1893268

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Veneto, Italy From prime estate vineyards in the heart of Verona’s Valpolicella Valpantena wine district. The vines are cultivated using the spalliera method. Vines are trained using the Guyot method with a density of 5,000 vines/ha.

Tasting notes
Deep garnet red. ------------------------------------------ Delicate, characteristic of mature wine, with scents of spices and nuts. ------------------------------------------ Dry, well balanced with a pleasing hint of bitterness in its lingering finish.

Rating
 Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points (Jun 2014)
Black cherry color. Notes of dried cranberry, cedar in the straightforward bouquet that pleasingly tart, tight, bittersweet. Taste profile is peppery, spicy, tart, ripe, berry-laden. Aftertaste is long, mildly tannic, and features a lingering tobacco-like quality that’s toasty.
 Wine Advocate 88 points (Oct 2013)
The 2011 Ripasso Valpolicella Valpantena Secco Bertani is loaded tight with pressed fruit, prune, spice, tar, leather and dark licorice. A second fermentation occurs on the pomace of Amarone and Recioto that add an extra touch of sweetness to this wine. The texture is velvety and rich. Integrated acidity makes this a great choice to pair with rosemary-scented lamb or other succulent meat dishes. Drink 2014-2018.

Wine maker notes
The wine undergoes 11-days of maceration in vats at a controlled temperature and with programmed remontage. In March, it is re-fermented over Recioto Amarone skins, following the traditional Veronese technique called Ripasso. The wine is aged 75% in large Slavonian oak casks and 25% in French oak barriques for approximately 18 months. It is then refined in bottle for a minimum of 90 days.

Technical notes
13.5% abv

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Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Sub-Region: Valpolicella Valpantena
Type: Still wine
 
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