Luigi Righetti Campolieti Valpolicella Ripasso
Located in Valgatara, is located in the centre of the ‘Valpolicella Classico’ area. The Luigi Righetti estate is a small, family run winery created by Angelo Righetti in 1909. Angelo soon gained a reputation as an outstanding winemaker. The family has focussed on producing quality wines offering extremely good value. The family has followed these principles and Gian Maria Righetti is now a fifth generation wine maker carrying on the family tradition. The brand name was established by Gian Maria’s father, Luigi. Luigi took over winemaking in the 40’s and was the first in the family to consider production beyond supply of local demand. Today, Luigi is still active in the estate’s day to day operations and Gian Maria, took over winemaking responsibilities in 1985 and this remains a classic family run vineyard.
Luigi Righetti Campolieti Valpolicella Classico Ripasso proffers aromas of dried berries, cranberries and cherry pits, leading into a full and generous palate that is simply packed with more cherry and berry fruit and gentle notes of spice.It’s generously fruited and so easy drinking. The name “Campolieti” means “happy fields”, referring both to the vineyards from which this excellent wine is produced and to the joyous reaction of many loyal Luigi Righetti customers upon their first taste of this ripasso Valpolicella. The soils are lean and dry, giving the wine an intense cherry bouquet with a distinct scent of bitter almonds. Luigi Righetti Campolieti Valpolicella Classico Ripasso is made from a blend of Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella grapes, carefully picked in October before undergoing the most modern winemaking processes. The newly made Valpolicella is passed over (“ripasso”) and re-fermented on the pomace and lees of the dried grapes from the estate’s Amarone. The remaining sugars, flavours and tannins provide extra richness and body to what traditionally is a lighter style of red wine. It is then aged in oak barrels for twelve months, giving a velvety and harmonious wine.
Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara
Valgatara, Veneto, Italy
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