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 un-pressed skins and seeds from Amarone production. The process adds to wine a greater body and character.
Tenuta Marcati Valpolicella Ripasso 2016 was made with Corvina Veronese and Rondinella grapes and aged for a minimum of 12 months in French oak barriques.
It is well-balanced wine, with notes of blackberries, black cherries, plums and black currants, light tannins and hints of dried herbs. Tenuta Marcati Valpolicella Ripasso makes good pairing with grilled steak, game, roasted veal and meat pasta.
Recommended serving temperature 16-18ºC.