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Acinum
Valpolicella Ripasso DOP
Veneto
Acinum is a collection of exquisite wines selected by Fabrizio Pedrolli in order to enrich the Vias portfolio with the best Italian territories and wineries. This selection starts from the historical wine areas of Veneto, Negrar in Valpolicella and Montforte d’Alpone in Soave, These wines are the result of a successful collaboration with the family of Edoardo Montresor, who cultivate the grapes, and the oenological expertise of Enrico Paternoster.

Owner: Fabrizio Pedrolli
Winemaker: Enrico Paternoster
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 70% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rondinella, 10% Molinara

Vineyard Location: Negrar (VR)
Orientation: South
Elevation: 300 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1990-2000
Trellising: Veronese pergol;a
Vines/Acre: 4,000/Ha
Soil: Marl and limestone

Vinification
The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks for 20 days at 27 °C, and udergoes a second fermentation with the Amarone marc for 10 days.

Aging Process
It is aged in new French barriques for 1 year and for additional 4 months in the bottle, before the release.

Tasting Notes
Color: Deep ruby red in colour
Bouquet: On the nose it displays aromas of almond and cinnamon.
Flavor: Dry on the palate with a very pleasant velvety taste. Very rich in flavors of cherry, musk, spices and wood.
Pairings: Excellent with red meat dishes, poultry, boiled beef and aged cheeses.

Alcohol Content: 14 %
Residual Sugar: 6 g/L
Serving Temperature: Serve at room temperature (20° C)
Production: 6,000 bts