MARCHESA MARIABELLA
Ripasso Superiore della Valpolicella DOC
A NAME THAT SPINS IN YOUR HEAD. BOTH HOLY FAIRY AND CURSED WITCH, RIPASSO IS A MUSE.
THE CERTAINTY TO RECOGNIZE THE SCENT OF A LAND.
THE LIGHTHEARTEDNESS OF ALWAYS FACING LIFE WITH A SMILE. THE SENSIBILITY TO DEEPEN EVERYTHING.
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“A democratic Ripasso?
An artist interprets our everyday life portraying characters in search of an author. Wine is creativity, free your imagination and feel better.
Traces of you are in every bottle.”
Wine:
Dry red wine;
Certifications:
Organic Wine
Grapes
Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Croatina;
Soil Type
Tenute Massimago (Mezzane di Sotto) – Marly/clay soil;
Altitude
100 mt.
Density
7000 plants/hectare;
Training System
Guyot

Vinification

Grapes are selected by hand and undergo a prolonged skin maceration in steel vats. Vinification takes place in steel vats. After several months Amarone dried grapes are added to wine.

A second fermentation takes place and alcohol content rises as structure and complexity of the wine.

Malolactic fermentation takes place in the vats. Ageing takes place in French oak barrels for 12 months.

Alcohol: 14,50% vol

Sugar: 2,4 G/L

Characteristics:

Bright red ruby color with intense notes of fresh cherry, red cherry and red berries. Hints of balsamic, aromatic herbs (thyme, mint). Smooth palate flavours of red cherries, plum and cloves. Balanced savoury and sweet notes. Soft tannins.

Pairing:
White meat, poultry, roasted chicken. Aged cheeses.

International cuisine suggestion: American BBQ. Spicy asian cuisine. Cured hams, roasted ham, and sausages (Frankfurter, bratwurst).

Label:
Franco Chiani’s “Italian Facebook”. From an idea of Camilla Rossi- Chauvenet and Franco Chiani.

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