Marchesa MARIABELLA 2015
RIPASSO SUPERIORE della VALPOLICELLA DOC
CHERRY JUICE-STAINED HANDS, WOMEN SINGING, WARM RAYS OF SUN FILTERING THROUGH THE TREES, CAREFREE.

“Freshness is our Interpretation of Ripasso, a savoury wine that is complex, perfuse and lively. The Cherry notes and wild strawberries are a gift of immediacy and reminds us of the first homemade cherry jam.”

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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;

ORGANIC: Certified;

GRAPES: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella;

SOIL TYPE: Massimago estate (Mezzane di Sotto) – Marly/clay soil;

ALTITUDE: 180 mt.

DENSITY: 7000 plants/hectare;

TRAINING SYSTEM: Guyot;

VINIFICATION:

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

A second fermentation takes place and the alcohol content rises as does the structure and complexity of the wine. Ageing takes place in french oak barrels for 12 months.

ALCOHOL: 14,50 % vol.

SUGAR: 2,5 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, veal stew, aged cheeses.

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

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