Alpha Zeta R Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 2020
Alpha Zeta R Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso
Region: Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 80% Corvina 20% Rondinella
Ruby red in colour, this Ripasso opens with a concentrated nose full of aromas of red fruits and dried cherries. Full-bodied on the palate, it shows lovely balance between an opulent cherry-pie character and supple structure. The finish is long with a mouthwatering bitter-cherry twist.
The vineyards are situated at 100-400 metres above sea level in the hills outside Verona in the Valpantena Valley and are south/south-east facing. Cool breezes blow down the valley from the foothills of the Dolomites, which moderate the climate, enabling the grapes to ripen slowly and helping them to retain their aromatic compounds and acidity.