Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Classico Superiore

Tenuta Fraune

Our Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore is obtained through a second fermentation of the Valpolicella Classico, in contact with the dry skins left from the pressing of the Amarone, without adding any sugar or substances. This process lasts about 15 to 20 days and is followed by a 24 months aging in French oak. The “ripasso” method and the aging process give this wine a stronger structure and a milder acidity, comparing to the Valpolicella Superiore, thus making the way for roundness and phenolic substances. The bouquet has a dominant red fruits aroma, with balsamic and spicy notes. The palate is clean, soft, fine and well balanced.

Environment and vineyard

Production area     Valpolicella Classica, Verona, Veneto

Location     the vineyards are on the hills of Fumane

Vineyards elevation     500 – 650 meters

Soil     limestone and red marble

Training system     Pergola

Plant density     3.000 plants per hectare

Grape varieties




Alcohol level

14, 5% vol

Tasting notes

Color     intense ruby red, with purple shades

Bouquet     prune and black cherry, with pleasant balsamic and spicy notes

Taste     clean, with an intense ripe, red fruit sensation and an elegant and persistent finish

Service and pairing

Serving temperature     18° – 20 ° C, open the bottle an hour before drinking

Pairing suggestion      its characteristics make it perfect with meat-based first courses, cold cuts, seasoned cheese, and grilled, roasted or stuffed meat

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