2019 Luciano Arduini Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Classico Superiore

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About the Wine

Arduini winery was founded in the 1940s, when Luciano’s grandfather, Gabriele started his business in the small town of “Canal” in Marano Valpolicella.

Luciano Arduini took over his father’s company and followed his example by continuing the tradition and adding modernity along with his own personal vision to the winery. Today, Luciano and his son Andrea work together to grow the vines and make the wine. Their style is a perfect fusion between the traditional and the modern.

Andrea Arduni is a passionate winemaker and he graduated from the best school of oenology in Pisa in 2007. He has worked for more than 16 wineries around the world. From Tuscany, Umbria, Campania, Trentino, Piedmont in Italy, and even outside Italy, in South Africa, Romania and Greece.

Arduini Winery continues to grow and innovate, following the evolutionary path mapped out over seventy years ago. In 2020, they began producing wine in a new and modern cellar.

Andrea Arduini says, "Our philosophy consists in obtaining a product which is the source of joy, happiness, and friendship; those are the most important principles in our lives."

The winery produces several local varietals including Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara, and other native grapes. The line includes Valpolicella Classico, Amarone della Valpolicella, Recioto della Valpolicella, Valpolicella Classico Superiore and Grappa di Amarone.

This wine is produced by a method called “Ripasso”. Ripasso is a term that derives from the refermentation of the grapes on the Amarone lees, which gives the wine a deeper color, body, and dried fruit flavors. The wine ages 12 months,  one third in French barrels, one third in American barrels, and the other third in Slavonian oak barrel, and the rest of the time in bottle.

Tasting Notes: Ruby red color with light purple shades. On the nose, fresh, floral, and featured with berry notes. On the palate, harmonious and dry. This wine pairs excellent with red, roasted meat and matured cheeses.

Blend: 60%Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella

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~ 98 pts The Best Italian Wines Luca Maroni 2021 

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