The two brothers Stefano and PierPaolo have been farming vineyards since 1992 on the hills of Marano, Valpolicella, San Pietro in Cariano and Negrar. The vines are at 150-350 mt altitude which cover an area of 7,5 hectares, which are set up on the “marogne”, characteristic terraces where olives and cherries can also be found. The land is mainly of a clay composition, with water slowly filtering through to the roots, so it doesn’t need an artificial irrigation system. Another peculiarity is in the high-temperature difference between day and night, which helps to obtain a particularly complex bouquet. The grapes are accurately sorted manually and are placed to rest in small boxes and pressed in January.
The Valpolicella Ripasso from Antolini is organic, almost light in texture, although with the second and third glass, you realise that this wine is still a baby and the potential for dark deep, voluptuous fruit and warmth is there and will be realised in years to come. In youth, the wine is just delightfully fresh and fruity and lovely to drink with almost anything. No new oak covers the purity of the Corvina grapes, no over extraction here, just natural freshness, lovely wine.
Antolini Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOC
Grape VarietiesCorvina, Corvinone and Rondinella
Alcohol by volume0.14