Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Col de la Bastia

Region: Veneto


From 12 ha. of vineyards in Bastia, the valley lying exactly between the Val d’Alpone and Val d’Illasi. Vines are planted at 450 m.asl, and range in age between 20 - 40 years of age. 5,200 planted per ha. The shaley clay - subalkaline land, is formed in a broad plateau with slight slopes, produced by the alteration of limestone formations and in particular the white and red scales. The volcano (basalt) is non-existent.


Hand-harvested in late September. Ripasso is the traditional method where the Valpolicella wine is re-macereted on the pomace from the dried Amarone grapes. The wine is aged in 500 - 1000 lt. oak barrels for 18 months.

Grape Varieties

65% Corvina, 15% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella + 10% other varieties