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Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso

Wine name:Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso


Zone:Marcellise (province of Verona)

Blend:Corvina Corvinone Rondinella

Vineyard age (year of planting):Corvina 2000 Corvinone 2000 Rondinella 2000

Soil Type:rocky volcanic


Altitude:390 meters above sea level

Colour:intense, garnet red

Nose:red berries, spices

Serving temperature (°C):16

Match with:pasta dishes, salame, cheese, meat dishes

Average no. bottles/year:30,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:6.5


This wine is made with the traditional method of "ripasso": the fermented wine is racked onto the dregs of Amarone in December/January and left for 24-48 hours. Approx. 40% of the wine is made with dried grapes of Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella

Vinification and ageing

Fermentation in steel. The wine matures in barriques and in oak casks of a capacity of 20 hectolitres

Wine Producer



Address:Via Salvo d'Acquisto 37036 Marcellise Verona

Owner:Luciano and Franco Piona

Year of establishment:2000

Total annual production:71500

Total vineyard extension (hectares):10.61

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):10.61ha Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseleta

Vine training system:
Cordon spur

Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines

Type of viticulture:in the conversion phase to be certified organic

Harvest period:end of September/beginning of October

Agronomist:Luciano Piona

Oenologist:Franco and Luciano Piona


Azienda Agricola Torre d’Orti is located in Marcellise, in the Valpolicella zone, province of Verona.

The estate, in the Valpolicella area, is named after the ancient watchtower of the Castle of Montorio. Terracing where the farmers used to grow olives, grain and vines can still be seen. The Piona family recently purchased this land and planted vineyards with the indigenous varietals of Valpolicella. The soil here is the typical red soil of the area mixed with white chalk. This type of soil combined with the altitude gives great elegance to the wines and makes them suitable for a long ageing. As in the other two estates, natural practices are followed in the vineyards, the grape yield is kept low and only the best clusters are vinified. Modern technology is used in the cellar bearing tradition in mind. The wines produced are: Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG, Valpolicella DOC, Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOC and Rosso Provincia di Verona IGT.

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