Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Doc

Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Doc - Brigaldara
Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Doc - Brigaldara

Our Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso is born from the refermentation of Valpolicella wine on the marcs of Amarone. The contact between Valpolicella wine and Amarone marcs - that are still rich in sugars, triggers a new fermentation. This second fermentation is named "ripasso" in Italian, meaning “re-pass,” or “go over again,” - a slow process that enriches the structure of the wine. The result is a structured wine, very balanced in taste and accompanied on the nose by slight hints of ripe and dried fruit that during aging evolve, increasing complexity

Technical sheets

Grape variety
Corvina 55%, Corvinone 25%, Rondinella 20%

Marcellise, Brigaldara (150-250 mt/a.s.l.)

Training system
Pergola Veronese and Guyot

Planted area
35 ha - 4,000 vines/ha

Year of planting 1980

The grapes are hand-harvested during the second half of September

Valpolicella wine is refermented on Amarone marcs for ca. 5 days, with short pumping overs to keep the upper part wet. 

1 year and a half in large wooden barrels

pH 3.55

Dry extract 31.5 g/L

Sugar residue 2.4 g/L

Alcohol content 14.5%

Tasting notes
Bright ruby. Aromas of red plum, marzipan and exotic flowers, along with a saline nuance. Juicy and tightly coiled on the palate, with strong acidity that preserves the red fruit and spice flavours. It finishes with good purity of fruit and length.


2020 Vintage
  • WINE ENTHUSIAST91 points
  • VINOUS92 points
  • VINOUS92
  • James Suckling92 points
  • Falstaff94 points
2019 Vintage
  • James Suckling90 points
2018 Vintage
  • Wine Spectator90 points
  • Wine Spectator90 points
  • Vinous91 points
  • VinetiaDucato
  • Vinetia4 Rosoni
  • Falstaff93 points
  • Gambero Rosso2 Bicchieri
2017 Vintage
  • Decanter87 points
  • Guida Vitae - AIS3 viti
  • Gambero Rosso2 Bicchieri
2016 Vintage
  • Guida Vitae - AIS3 viti
  • Wine Spectator90 points
  • Bibenda AIS4 grappoli
2015 Vintage
  • Vini Buoni d'ItaliaCorona
  • Gambero Rosso2 bicchieri
2014 Vintage
  • Wine Spectator89 points
2013 Vintage
  • Decanter87 points
  • Wine Spectator86 points
2011 Vintage
  • Wine Advocate88 points
2010 Vintage
  • Wine Advocate89 points
2009 Vintage
  • Vinous87+ points
2007 Vintage
  • Wine Enthusiast88 points