REGION: Valpolicella, Italy
VARIETIES: Corvina, Rondinella
Italian grapes in this part of Italy are trained in a very unique way - by pergola. This helps get the right amount of exposure of the leaves to the sun, but also protects the bunches from the worst of the heat with its own canopy. Ingenious. The Ripasso style is this half-way house between classic Valpolicella and Amarone, and this strikes a perfect balance between the light and rich fruit synonymous with both.