THE TERRE DI LEONE WINES DEDICATUM SUPERIORE RIPASSO AMARONE RE PAZZO (MAD KING)
 
 
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CLASSIFICATION: Valpolicella Classico D.O.C. Superiore Ripasso
TOTAL PRODUCTION AREA: 7HA of vineyard
VINEYARD LOCATION: The vineyards are located close to the villages of Marano di Valpolicella and Fumane within the Valpolicella Classico appellation at an elevation of 420m on slopes with a southern or southeasterly exposure
SOILS:The soils have no artificial irrigation system. They are predominantly made of volcanic basalt tuff. Terraces are created with “marogne”, dry-stone walls, that are typical of the Valpolicella.
GRAPE VARIETIES: 40%Corvina, 20%Corvinone, 25%Rondinella, 10%Molinara, 5%Oseleta.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 28 hl/hectare
HARVESTING AND DRYING: The grapes are handpicked towards the end of the harvest and are placed in trays holding up to 5 kg of fruit. These trays are then left in the “fruttaio” (fruit-drying room) to dry for 100 days thus reducing the water content and increasing the concentration of flavours and aromas.
WINE MAKING: The “Ripasso” is a wine making method that is particular to the Valpolicella region. It involves pouring the Valpolicella Classico Superiore onto the grape skins of the Amarone that are left in the vinifier when the Amarone has been racked off. These skins already contain sugar and we add additional yeasts to start a second fermentation that enriches the wine with structure and aromas.
AGING: The wines are aged in 5 hl French oak tonneaux and 25hl French oak casks for about 22 months. After bottling, the wine is aged in the cellar at a constant temperature for at least 10 months.

 

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL:

...I wanted to show the tranquility, calmness and RESPECT we have for time and nature, as well as the silence of the night which envelopes the fields and the drying loft …. all before a new transformation happens.. This label is my image of just that.


Chiara

THE VINTAGES:
2006
2007
 
 
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