‘R’ Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso
Top 8% wine in the UK
Blend: 90% Corvina + 10% Rondinella
From: Italy, Valpolicella Ripasso DOC
By: Alpha Zeta
“R” is made using the traditional practice known as “ripasso”, where the young wine is re-fermented on the skins of the Amarone grapes once they have finished fermenting. Ruby red colour, nose with hints of red berries, red fruit, jam and dried fruit. Palate intense and long lasting, with a surprising balance between opulent cherry-pie and fruit notes with a vibrant acidity.
Alpha Zeta was founded in 1999 by UK wine importer Liberty Wines and Matt Thomson, with the aim to produce a range of modern, fruit driven, enjoyable wines from this region. The challenge was to work with the growers rather than buy bulk wine, which is standard among most wines from Verona at this price, to obtain ripe grapes and with the help of Matt Thompson (awarded in 2008 as White Wine maker of the year) and local winemakers, the challenge has been victorious.
Vivino users rate it a top wine with a stunning 3.8!