Wine Review & Notes
The vineyards for Villa Erbice Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore were planted between 1978 and 1989. The grapes are harvested in the vineyards in the Messane area and are mashed and cold macerated through spontaneous fermentation. After devatting, the wine is stored in a steel tank until it is “repassed” over the pomace of Amarone of the same vintage. This procedure starts at the end of January when the wine is kept with Recioto pomace for a week. It is subsewuently aged in French oak barriques.
The color is deep red with slight glints of violet. There is an intense bouguet of cherries with light hints of chocolate and vanilla. The flavor is soft and pleasant with a strong hint of fruit. This well structured wine goes well with hearty pasta dishes, red meat, and mature cheese.