Area: Italy, Valpolicella high hills
Winery: Albino Armani
Red meats, boiled meats, venison
- Color: iridescent ruby red
- Aroma: Bouquet of fruit, with vaguely mentholated notes
- Taste: Elegant and balanced
- Pairing: structured wine rich in nuances, it elegantly accompanies tasty first courses such as pasta with meat sauce or game, boiled meats, red meats and aged cheeses.
Valpolicella Ripasso, the result of a long-standing winemaking technique, is produced by "reviewing" the Valpolicella wine on the still warm and sugar-rich Amarone marcs, giving it complexity and structure. In the glass the iridescent transparencies of the ruby blend with a bouquet that tells of mulberry blackberries, ripe cherries, dark spices accompanied by menthol shades. Aging in large woods enhances its elegance and balance. The fresh and long finish pleasantly refers to fruity scents and notes of bitter cocoa.
The Albino Armani winery was born in the Adige Valley in southern Trentino and became Vallagarina. Between Ala and Avio, the vineyards lie at the foot of Monte Baldo and Lessinia: a fertile land, marked at the same time by the mountain that begins to become imposing and by the vigorous course of the Adige, which breaks it and caresses it at the same time. The land, on which the vines are still cultivated with the pergola system, slope down from the mountains towards the river, while their composition varies from the moraine to the alluvial one. Here, where the microclimate is also affected by the influence of Lake Garda and is defined by strong temperature variations, the search for the right exposure is the secret to producing local wines.