Lenotti “Le Crosare” Collezione Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Classico Superiore
Dry, full-bodied and intense red wine, mellowed from the long period of ageing in wood butts. Bouquet is highly fragrant, fine, delicately ethereal, with the scents of the selected wooden barrels. Dry, savoury, full-bodied and velvety.
Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
Color: Intense ruby red, a little garnet red.
Area of Production: Region: Veneto. Classic area of Valpolicella north of Verona. Hills of the villages of Negrar, Valgatara and Fumane.
Grapes: Produced in limited quantities from selected red grapes Corvina (70%), Rondinella (25%) and Molinara (5%). System of growing: traditional with pergola and espalier.
Vinification: Soft pressing of the selected grapes, first fermentation in October for 8-10 days at controlled temperature (24-25°C.), preservation in thermo-conditioned inox tanks for 3 months. “Ripasso” refermentation in February/March by a second fermentation of the wine on the skins remaining from Amarone production. Ageing in oak wood butts for one year, cold bottling in sterile bottling line.
Serving Temperature: To be served at room temperature (18-19°C.).
Preservation: The wine can be aged for 4-5 years after the grape-harvest. Store in a fresh, dry and dark place.
Pairing Suggestions: Wine for roasts, grilled meats, game and mature cheeses.