ARUSNATICO 2015

Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso | organic

Traditional Veronese wine, refermented with Amarone and/or Recioto skins.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Grape varieties: Corvina with a smaller quantity of Rondinella and Molinara.
Vineyard area: The grapes were grown in the estate’s own vineyards in Valpolicella. The average density of these vineyards is between 3000 and 5000 vines/ha and are guyot trained. The vines are planted on poor soils with a high rock content. Since 2014 the vineyards are organic certified.
Yield: 55hl/ha.
Training system: pergola and guyot
Harvest Date: Mid september – hand harvest
Vinification: The blend for this wine is based on Corvinone and Corvina with small portions of Rondinella and Molinara. After the grapes were destalked and crushed they were led into temperature controlled stainless steel. After the alcoholic fermentation was completed the young wine was run over the pomace of the Amarone for a relatively short maceration period of three days. During this phase a slight refermentation occurs and the wine takes on more viscosity and extract, which results in a denser mouthfeel in the final wine.
Elevage: After two weeks of maceration with the Amarone pomace the wine was racked off into stainless steel for a natural stabilisation and malolactic fermentation. This was followed by 12 months of ageing in used Tonneaux and a tiny percentage of new French oak.

ANALYTICAL DATA

Alcohol content: 13,50%
Total acidity: 5,15 g/l
Sugars: 0,71 g/l

TASTING NOTE

Ruby red color. Intense, elegant bouquet of wild cherry and light spiciness. Mineral and sapid in the mouth. Persistent and intense, in the mouth it is fruity and spicy with a fresh finish.
Food pairing: Red meats, semi-hard and medium-aged cheeses.