Valpolicella Ripasso

Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso 2018


Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso 2018

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2018 Other vintages
Appellation:Valpolicella Ripasso (Veneto, Italy)
Winery: Bertani
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Corvina Veronese (85%), Rondinella (5%), Merlot (10%)
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13.5%
The Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso 2018 (£106.70) of Bertani: a red wine from Valpolicella Ripasso that is based on the best of merlot, rondinella and corvina veronese of 2018 and presents an alcohol content of 13.5%. The Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso 2018 is the ideal red to combine with semi-cured cheese and grilled meats. At Drinks&Co, this red wine scores an average rate of 4 of 5 points.

Description of Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso 2018

Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso 2018 (Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Merlot)


  • View: Purple red with purple reflections.
  • Nose: Intense aromas of blackberry, black currant and cherry.
  • Mouth: Warm, full and mature, but at the same time fresh and lively; intense notes of black cherry and chocolate; savory aftertaste and velvety texture.

DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN: Valpolicella Ripasso


GRAPES: 85% Corvina Veronese, 10% Merlot, 5% Rondinella.

AGING: 9 months in French oak barrels.

PREPARATION: Manual collection; first fermentation in steel for 2 weeks at controlled temperature (20-22 ° C); second fermentation on the skins of Amarone.

PAIRING: Semi-mature cheeses, mushroom risotto, roasted meat, grilled meat, carbonara pasta, amatriciana pasta.


ALCOHOL: 13.5%

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The Winery


The Bertani wine company was founded in 1857 by two brothers, Giovan Battista and Gaetano Bertani, in Quinto di Valpantena to the north of Verona. Gaetano was already a wine-making expert, having learned the new techniques in France under Professor Guyot, who is still considered today to have been one of the greatest wine-making experts of all time. The start of the Bertani brothers' work coincided with a new spirit of innovation which inspired them to use the latest production techniques, in both grape-growing and wine-making; they applied these techniques to all the vineyards they owned at the time, in the Valpantena and in the Soave area, but always respecting the territory and local agricultural traditions.

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Reviews of Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso 2018


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4 /5

Violet red colour Intense notes of black currant red plums, raspberry, black cherry and spice Good fresh attack on the palate followed by good balance between acidity, sweetness and body
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4 /5

Ripasso has been in continuous production for over 150 years and is rightly extolled as the grandfather of ripasso-technique Veronese wines. With the classic ripasso process, grape must is left to rest for a few days in spring on freshly-drawn lees from Bertanis Recioto Amarone wine. Launched in the late 1850s, Secco-Bertani was in all likelihood the first ripasso Valpolicella to earn a substantial following outside its native Italy.
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Reviews of other vintages of Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso 201820142015


- Ripasso is a wine from Verona’s country tradition and is made using a very old winemaking practice called “ripasso”. This technique involves reintroducing the young Valpolicella wine to the skins at the end of the fermentation of Recioto. The wine becomes warm and mature. In Ripasso there is the freshness and drinkability of the Valpolicella, but also the richer and more concentrated sensations of chocolate and sour cherry from the dried grapes.
- It has an intense purple-red colour with purplish highlights. On the nose it has a very clean and intense aroma of ripe red fruit with hints of dark fruit, such as bramble, blackcurrant and ripe cherry. It is velvety and well-balanced, full and round while maintaining a lively and intense grip, with a sapid aftertaste.
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TASTING NOTES OF Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso 2015:
- View: dark purple, violet reflections.
- Nose: intense, sharp and broad aromas of ripe red fruit, blackberry, black currant, ripe cherry, both in confectionery and liquor.
- Mouth: Velvety and harmonious, full and round, agile and lively nerve, a crunchy mouth, fruity and varietal.

APPELLATION: Valpolicella Ripasso.
VINES: Bertani
GRAPES: Corvina, Rondinella and Merlot.

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