In October 2020 Ca' della Scala Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore DOC won the silver medal at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Award, the the largest and most influential wine competition in the world judged by the top wine experts.
Grape variety: 40% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 30% Corvinone
Production zone: Valpolicella in Negrar, Fumane, San Pietro in Cariano and Marano districts. Mixed texture and chalky soil
Harvest: third week of September, hand-picked grapes
Yield: 70 liters for each 100 kilograms of grapes
Vinification: crushing and destemming come first fermentation at controlled temperature of 22/28° C with 10 days maceration on lees. The second fermentation is on Amarone’s marcs, then complete malolactic one occurs
Ageing: 9 months in Slavonia oak casks, 3 months in new tonneaux. Refining: 3 months in bottle
Tasting notes: intense ruby red, the nose is pleasantly fruity and a bit spicy; the taste is brawny and soft, with a lush and long end
Food pairing: gam birds, roasted or grilled meat, and semi aged cheese. Venetian tradition: "tastasal" Music: Miles Davis, album "Kind of Blue"
Serving temperature: ideal 20° C in balloon stem glasses. Please, lead at temperature slowly
Aging potential: 4/5 years.
Please, open the bottle 1 hour before serving it and, if necessary, decant the wine before tasting it
Analytic data: Alcoholic content 13,50% vol. Total acidity 5,50 g/l Total solids 27 - 29 g/l