Wines of Veneto

3pk Exploration Kit (1 bottle each of)

2015 Le Salette, Valpolicella
2012 Roccolo Grassi, Ripasso
2012 Masi, Amarone

Valpolicella Classico, Valpolicella Ripasso/Superiore, and Amarone della Valpolicella, generally comprise the grape trio of Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara. Valpolicella Classico s the simplest expression of the Valpolicella quartet. At the Superiore level, Valpolicella must achieve higher alcohol content, receive longer aging, and display more body and structure than the simple Valpolicella.  Others employ the ripasso method, enriching the Valpolicella wine through direct contact with (or passing through) the Amarone’s lees.   Amarone’s intensity and depth is achieved through the appassimento process. During this regimen, winemakers spread out carefully selected grapes in single layers to dry on straw or plastic mats for 60 to 100 days. The grapes lose a substantive amount of water weight, dramatically concentrating their sugars. Thereafter, the raisined grapes are crushed and fully fermented into a dry, full-bodied wine marked by high alcohol.  


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