Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore DOC
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Unique in its class, Le Muraie is a Valpolicella Ripasso or refermented. Recchia makes their Valpolicella Classico Superiore in the traditional fashion but then they referment it by adding the lees of their very rare and rich Recioto di Valpolicella. The process is slow and exacted and the result is a finished wine with the charm and refinement of Valpolicella Classico but it's become full-bodied, with added richness and depth.
The grapes are 75% Corvina Veronese, 10% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta plus Merlot and Croatina grown on natural terraces supported by dry stone walls, known as "Marogne". The wine is aged 18 months in French oak barrels. It is a true gem.
A touch of berry sweetness is in the bouquet and on the palate, followed by crushed clove and cinnamon stick notes. You can taste the air-dried fruit due to the flavors of prune and currant.