“El Pontar” Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore D.O.C. Corte Merci is made from the grapes of Valpolicella Classica. It is a wine enriched in the body and perfume of the “ripasso” on the vines from which the Amarone of Valpolicella Classico D.O.C.G. originated. In this way it takes the most important characteristics to make a wine which hones itself in wood casks until it reaches the right balance of body and softness.
Intense ruby red colour with purplish highlights.
Dry wine, with hints of ripe cherries and balsamic note.
Good as an accompaniment to red meat, boiled meat and mature cheeses.
The vines are situated in the heart of Valpolicella Classica in the valley of Negrar, in the hilly zone between 300 and 500 m above sea level facing south west and south east next to Jago. The land is clay and chalky with a good amount of rock fragments. The style of the grassy plant is “Double Veronese Pergola”.
The harvest takes place between September and October, with the picking of the grapes carried out by hand.
The winemaking with the stripping and picking of the fresh grapes starts in the same period, in fact the grapes, after picking are taken and put in the fermentation vats.
Fermentation takes place in two stages. The first phase takes place in winemaking containers made of stainless steel at a controlled temperature.
A period of storage follows in vats of stainless steel where the wine waits to be “reviewed” on the grape marc of Amarone.
Refining and Aging:
The first months are for settling, that is the wine is placed in stainless steel vats which is then “repassed” on the grape marc of Amarone.
During the second stage it remains in wooden barrels.
Given that it is a natural product, this data can be subject to variations. The product contains sulphites.