Valpolicella Ripasso  Sausto , Monte dall’Ora 2016

Valpolicella Ripasso Sausto , Monte dall’Ora 2016

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When Alessandra and Carlo Venturini first discovered Monte dall’Ora it was love at first sight. As children of farmers, they were excited and challenged by the hard work it was going to take to restore these ancient vineyards. Located in Castellroto, in the hills outside of Verona, the vineyards of Monte dall’Ora are planted on a base of limestone soil and form a natural amphitheatre facing southeast towards the city. In fact, portions of their vineyards are planted on ancient dry stone terraces called marogna, a design in which large stones form the exterior support structure and smaller stones form a spit of land in the interior. This brittle stone, in which fossils and petrified shells can be found, allows for excellent drainage and deep penetration of the vines.

Ruby red in colour. The nose has notes of cherry, ripe plum and aromas of aromatic herbs and spices. It closes with freshness and balsamic and menthol notes. Long persistence.

Producer   Azienda Agricola Monte Dall`Ora

Origin Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy

Appellation Valpolicella Ripasso DOCG

Grapes Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara and Oseleta

Vintage 2016

Alcohol 14% ABV

Style Full body  red

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Manual harvest, fermentation in wooden vats  with indigenous yeast. Matured for 6 months in large oak barrels and further 8 months in bottle

Notes Biodynamic, Natural , Organic