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Wines   /   “Jago” Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC

“Jago” Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC

From one of the best cru vineyards of Valpolicella, it is produced with the traditional technique of the Ripasso, exclusive patrimony of the Valpolicella and its wine culture.

Vintage: 2015

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Wine produced with grapes from the Jago vineyard, one of the best crus of Valpolicella, spreading over the Negrar valley. It is made with the traditional “Ripasso” technique, exclusive heritage of Valpolicella and its oenology. Rich in scents of wild red fruits and spices, it distinguishes itself for its elegance and easy-drinking quality.

Varieties

Principally a blend of Corvina Veronese, Corvinone and small percentage of Rondinella.

Geographical location

Estate’s vineyards in Jago (Negrar in Valpolicella), hilly area in Valpolicella Classica close to Colle Masua.

Characteristics of the vineyard

Altitude: between 240 and 252 m above sea level.

Exposure: east.

Type of soil: soils originating from marine sediment, calcareous, not very deep and of average fertility.

Planting system: Guyot, from 3,300 to 4,000 vines per hectare.

Yield: 80-100 quintals of grapes per hectare.

Harvest

Manual harvest, from the beginning to middle October; the grapes are carefully selected and placed in small baskets.

Vinification

The berries are gently destemmed and crushed.

Fermentation: in steel tanks.

Fermentation temperature: 16-22 °C.

Length of maceration: 12 to 14 days, with daily remontage and 1 or 2 delestages.

Malolactic fermentation: autumn

Ripasso: traditional technique which involves maceration-refermentation on the grape skins and solid matter left over from the fermentation of Recioto-Amarone.

Ageing

in steel tanks: until April.

in wood: 12 months in 500 litre French oak tonneaux and 12 months in 2000-2500 litre Slavonian oak casks.

in bottle: 6 months.

Wine characteristics

Colour: deep ruby red with light garnet.

Aroma: predominant berries, with scents of sour cherry and cherry, light floral notes that recall hibiscus flowers. Light spices complete a complex bouquet of aromas.

Taste: elegant and velvety tannins give a good structure and a long lasting flavor, though the wine is fresh and drinkable.

Alcohol content

14% Vol.

Food pairing

With white and red grilled meat, roasts and fresh or semi mature cheeses.

Service

Serve at 18 °C, in medium bowled glasses.

Shelf life

4-5 years.

Number of bottles

9,333

 

Awards and Reviews

4 Grappoli
Vintage 2015
Bibenda
3T
Vintage 2015
Vitae AIS
2 Bicchieri
Vintage 2015
Vini d'Italia
Gambero Rosso
TOP 100
Vintage 2015
Guida ai Vini di Verona – Top 100
WOW.BRONZO
Vintage 2015
Wow – Civiltà del Bere
4 Grappoli
Vintage 2012
Bibenda
3T
Vintage 2012
Vitae AIS
2 Bicchieri
Vintage 2012
Vini d'Italia
Gambero Rosso
3 Bicchieri
Vintage 2011
Vini d'Italia
Gambero Rosso
3 Grappoli
Vintage 2011
Bibenda
3T
Vintage 2011
Vitae AIS
3 Grappoli
Vintage 2010
Bibenda
2 Bicchieri
Vintage 2010
Vini d'Italia
Gambero Rosso
3 Grappoli
Vintage 2008
Bibenda
2 Bicchieri
Vintage 2008
Vini d'Italia
Gambero Rosso
3 Grappoli
Vintage 2006
Bibenda
2 Bicchieri
Vintage 2006
Vini d'Italia
Gambero Rosso

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