Monte Santoccio, Valpolicella Ripasso 2018

Monte Santoccio


The most complete Ripasso Nicola Ferrari has made yet and is probably one of the best expressions of the classical style today. The juice has fermented on Amarone grapes and this adds just the right amount of tension and intrigue.
While not being a big wine, there is plenty of flavour and complexity. Elegant, perfumed, with silky strawberry and cherry liqueur fruit and savoury, earthy notes, and a hint of that magical aroma of fine Amarone, this is a wine for your most luxurious dinner parties.

As the protégé of the great Bepe Quintarelli, the most celebrated maker of Valpolicella and Amarone wines ever to have walked the earth, Nicola Ferrari's wines made at Monte Santoccio winery are traditional but modern, rustic but also wonderfully elegant.

Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara
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Veneto is a substantial and increasingly important wine region in the north-eastern corner of Italy.

Just east of the lake and north of Verona is Valpolicella wine appellation: the fabled ‘Valley of Many Cellars&rsquo. Immediately east of Valpolicella is Soave, home to the eponymous dry white wine which now ranks among Italy’s most famous products. In the north-eastern corner of the region, on either side of the Piave river sparkling wine Prosecco reigns supreme.


Veneto produces four DOCGs wines – Amazon della Valpolicella, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene,Recioto di Soave,Bardolino – of the several DOCs we find Soave, Valpolicella,Bianco di Custoza and Treviso among others.

Grape Varieties

Garganega, Trebbiano and Glera are the key white-wine grape varieties here, while Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella are behind the vast majority of reds. International varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc,and even Carmenere have proved successful here, as has northern Italy’s flagship white Pinot Grigio.