Monte Dall'Ora Valpolicella Ripasso 2013

14-16°CRegion: VenetoItaly

Suggested Food Pairings:

Red MeatsMild CheesesCured MeatsPizzasRed PastasLamb
60 JD

Located in the center of Valpolicella on one of the five ridges that descend the valley (which resemble the fingers of a hand), Monte Dall'Ora is the creation of Carlo Venturini and his wife Alessandra Zantedeschi. Both are from vignaioli families, but decided to start fresh with their own estate in 1995. At the time, the purchased terraces were in terrible condition and everything had to be rebuilt.

Instead of worrying about lower yields for higher concentration, Carlo prefers focusing his energy on balance in the vineyard: this essentially means promoting agricultural and natural biodiversity instead of just vine tending. Grass grows free, with cherry and olive trees complimenting the entirety of the vineyard. This work philosophy continues through the winemaking: "Finding the equilibrium in the vineyard brings balance in the cellar."

Tasting Notes

Wine of intense ruby red color. The taste of the wine is enveloping, powerful, concentrated, complex, with well-integrated tannins and a persistent, almost endless aftertaste. The aroma of the wine is filled with clear notes of dried grapes, cherries and plums, which are later joined by delicate pepper notes.

Food Pairing

This wine can be consumed during meals and even between meals with aged cheeses.

Grape Variety: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara
Country: Veneto - Italy


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