The Marcati brothers, Pietro and Luigi, began their business in the family-owned pharmacy in 1919. They have been producing craft spirits such as grappa, amaretto and limoncello. The family owns In Mizzole, an important land property, which is composed of eight hectares cultivated with the traditional vines of the region. In Mizzole is a small, ancient village near Valpolicella, which the Marcati family has owned for more than a Century. Valpolicella is a viticultural zone of the province of Verona, east of Lake Garda. It ranks just after Chianti in total Italian DOC (Denominazione Origine Controllata) wine production. The ‘ripasso’ method is an exclusive for the Valpolicella wines and means re-fermenting the wine using the un-pressed skins and seeds from Amarone production. The process adds to wine a greater body and character.
Tenuta Marcati Valpolicella Ripasso 2015 was made with 70% Corvina Veronese and 30% Rondinella grapes and aged for a minimum of 12 months in French oak casks. It is well-balanced wine, with notes of prunes, blackberries, cherries, touch of raisins, light tannins and fading hints of smoke. Tenuta Marcati Valpolicella Ripasso makes good pairing with meat pasta, barbecued red meats, roasted veal and lamb. Recommended serving temperature 16-18ºC.