2018 Luigi Righetti Valpolicella Classico Superiore Rip
2018 Luigi Righetti Valpolicella Classico Superiore Rip This lovely 2018 red wine shows dark cherry, raisin noted with hints of bitter hazelnut and toast. This process is called Ripasso and it adds depth and flavor complexity to the wine. 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella and 10% other indigenous grapes are fermented in stainless steel followed by malolactic fermentation inside casks containing the lees of Amarone.
Located in Valgatara, right in the heart of Valpolicella Classico zone, the Luigi Righetti estate has been a family run winery since 1909. Gian Maria Righetti is the fourth generation in the Righetti family to carry on the wine-making tradition. For this rich Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore all of the grapes are sourced from their Campolieti Estate vineyard.
Rotari is created in Trentino, in the heart of the Italian Alps: with its peaks and deep valleys, its lakes and forests, its mountain climate and fresh breezes, the region designs the perfect environment for the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, grown in the steeply terraced vineyards ranging from 950 to 2,500 feet in altitude. Here, the Chardonnay expresses its fresh and fruity character in the best way, while the Pinot Noir succeeds in contributing a particular structure and richness. This is the purest of environments in which the perfect combination of grapes, terrain, and variety of microclimates gives life to the elegant and intense bubbles that are the expression of the Trentodoc.