2016 Valpolicella Classico, Ripasso, Lena di Mezzo, Monte del Frà, Veneto, Italy

2016 Valpolicella Classico, Ripasso, Lena di Mezzo, Monte del Frà, Veneto, Italy

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2016 Valpolicella Classico, Ripasso, Lena di Mezzo, Monte del Frà, Veneto, Italy

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Monte del Frà 's Valpolicella Ripasso is a blend of 80% Corvina and 20% Rondinella, sourced from the Lena di Mezzo vineyard, a unique terraced parcel owned by the family. After the standard fermentation, the wine is refermented on the skins used to make their Amarone; this unusual ”Ripasso” process adds structure and complexity to the wine, giving it some Amarone-like aromas. The result is a concentrated wine with ripe and dried fruit, spicy liquorice and a savoury note. Rich and complex, try this with stews or hard cheeses. Drink now to 2025.
Stefania Masin, Buying Assistant (May 2019)
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Monte del Fra

Monte del Fra

Monte del Frà translates as ;Hill of Monks; and is located in the heart of the Bianco di Custoza DOC. It now consists of over 65 hectares of vineyards is owned and run by brothers Eligio and Claudio Bonomo. It is one of the most progressive and dynamic producers in the region and has been particularly innovative in its adoption of modern viticultural techniques.

Eligio Bonomo was the first producer in the region to retrain the traditionally 1.6m high cordon vines to lower-trained, single guyot systems. In the winery the Bonomos use thoroughly modern, clean and temperature-controlled fermentation and storage facilities in order to preserve the aromatic freshness in their wines. They produce very good-quality wines which are clean, display excellent purity of fruit and are elegant and well balanced.

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Bianco di Custoza

Bianco di Custoza

Bianco di Custoza, a Venetian wine DOC, is the white wine sibling of neighbouring Bardolino. It occupies 1,500ha of vines beyond the south-east corner of Lake Garda on fairly vigorous, often irrigated, alluvial stony soils. 

The wines are made from a blend of Garganega, Trebbiano Toscana and Friulano with a minimum dry extract of 16.5 grams/litre (20g/l for those labelled ‘Superiore’). The wines should be light-bodied with fresh, stony, citrus fruit.

Recommended producers: Monte del Frà

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Other Varieties

Other Varieties

There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.

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