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"Ripasso sounds like and means "re-passed"because of its unusual double-your-pleasure wine-making process: In the spring, after fermenting over the winter in the usual way, select batches of regular Valpolicella are transferred into casks holding the grapeskins that were left over after its bigger brother Amarone was made.
This process of "re-passing" the lighter wine over the bigger wine's "squeezings" adds body, color and flavor, and kicks off a secondary fermentation that boosts its alcoholic content. The result? A fruity, complex and bigger-bodied red that goes very well with red meat, game or sharp cheeses.
If you're shopping for Valpolicella, take extra care to check the label. If the word "Ripasso" is there, you've got your hands on something completely different from the everyday wine."
(tekst hentet fra Wine lovers page)
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