Mariella Gini, owner and founder of Montecariano, and her two sons Matteo and Marco oversee the day to day at the winery, with Marco being the winemaker and Matteo overseeing the operations of the business.
WINE: Valpolicella Ripasso
TERROIR: Valpolicella Classico GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION: San Pietro in Cariano, at the foot of the hills. TYPE: Dry red wine. GRAPE VARIETIES: Corvina and Corvinone 65%, Rondinella 25%, Molinara, Croatina, Oseleta 10%.
VINIFICATION AND AGING Harvested: towards the end of September and beginning of October according to the technological and phenologic maturity. Fermentation: the grapes are gently destemmed and crushed, then allowed to ferment in stainless steel tanks with continuous pressing and oxygenations for 20 days with remontage and delastage at a controlled temperature of 18°-24° C. Maturation: one part in steel tank using the batonnage technique, one part in wooden barrels 22 months. Aging: 6 months in the bottle.
Full and rich with dark fruits, lively acidity to balance and a long, elegant finish that makes you want another sip.