Degani 'Cicilio' Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso, Veneto, Italy, 2013
40% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 25% Corvinone, 5% Other
Named after the grandfather “Cicilio”, this D.O.C. wine is made in the 'Ripasso' style.
Ripasso literally means “passed over again” and is a technique where the unpressed skins used for Degani’s Amarone della Valpolicella are added to fermented Valpolicella thus adding more body to the wine and giving it fuller, richer, dried fruit aromas and flavours.
Aldo and Luca Degani, while innovative, believe strongly in making wine that adheres to the classic style of this region. Each vineyard as it’s replanted, is now being returned to the old world way of Pergola trellising, which means vineyards with fewer vines and better quality. This decision to return to this way of cultivating, used since Roman times, is a testament to their commitment to quality. Additionally, the Degani’s are firm believers that if a particular vintage is not of a certain quality, they do not make any adjustments or additions, they simply don’t produce it.
Ruby red color, with aromas of berry fruit, light shadings of spice and a touch of sweet cinnamon.