2017 Bennati Soraighe Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore

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About The Wine

When fans of the Bennati family think about Soraighe, the first thing that comes to mind is the Ripasso della Valpolicella: warm, strong, complete… typical, but also daring. It simply catches you! The Bennati family has been producing, limited and superior wines in the small village of Valtramigna just outside Verona. One sip will transport you to the magical landscape of Italy's most romantic city!

The Bennati family winery was founded at the end of the first world war in 1920. Soave native, Antonio Bennati, established the Bennati name along with his son Annibale after many years producing wine in straw-covered bottles in Verona. Today, the fourth generation, consisting of the brothers Giorgio and Paolo and their cousin Claudio, is paying homage to Valtramigna with a project that entails the limited production of superior quality wines, which through their bouquets, aromas and flavors speak of this land and its history.

The grapes are hand-harvested, de-stemmed, and pressed. Then, berries and must are put into special wine tanks, where selected yeasts are inoculated to start and carry out the fermentation. Strictly taking place at a controlled temperature to extract only the best parts of the berries, namely the fruitier components of the skins and only the delicate ones of the seeds. This new Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore then macerates with fermented vinasse of withered grapes that was previously used to make Recioto or Amarone. This way, the wine becomes much richer in aromas and full of flavor.

Tasting Notes: Red Wine. Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara. Deep red color; elegant notes of ripened red fruit (especially cherries) on an undertone of vanilla, tobacco, and cacao. On the palate, it is very supple and long-lasting. Excellent with red meat and game, as well as with seasoned cheese. 



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