Franchini Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore Mirabelle 2016




Details of wine

From carefully choosen grapes from the grandfather Emilio's vineyard, in January the new wine is added for a few days in the pomace of Amarone and aged in oak barrels, to obtain a full-bodied, spiced wine.



Si abbina ad ogni piatto di carne, arrosti di piuma, selvaggina e formaggi stravecchi.



YEAR 2016
VINES 50% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 15% Corvinone
ALCOL 14.50
FORMAT 0,75 L Standard
COLLECTED A fine Settembre con metodo manuale e selezione accurata dei grappoli che vengono deposti in plateau di legno per un breve periodo di appassimento.



CLASSIFICATION DOC Valpolicella Ripasso
LOCATION Negrar di Valpolicella (VR)
REFINEMENT 12 mesi in barrique e 10-12 mesi in bottiglia.
WINEMAKING Fermentazione in botti di acciaio inox per circa 9 giorni, viene successivamente rifermentato sulle vinacce dell' Amarone per circa 8 giorni, con continui rimontaggi giornalieri.



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Name: Franchini Agricola
Address: Via Rita Rosani, 18 Località Forlago 1 - Negrar di Valpolicella (VR)
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Agricola Franchini is situated in Negrar di Valpolicella, right in the heart of the Valpolicella area precisely in the small locality of Forlago. The historical house where the cellar is now located was built by my ancestors, around about the 17th century, and the cellar was realised by following the building techniques of that period, such as the “Romanic vault”, with stones and lime typical of this region. Since the 1460s my ancestors have started coming from the Gaul region (France) and have settled in in this land with an extraordinary vocation for the production of the most noble wine of the Classic Valpolicella area: the Amarone. In 2008 the production of Amarone officially starts the new wine-making project of the Agricola Franchini (even if the production of wine was done before for family consumption). An ancient Romanic ice-well can be found just underneath the ancient house (Corte Forlago) as well as an old drying room called “sèdese”, which was used to dry cereals in the past; the well is the symbol of the labels on our bottles (view from above). In the secrecy of our cellar we celebrate the magic of time. The bottles of Amarone and many other wines rest in the calmness and darkness of silence, while aromas and fragrances enrich them day after day, getting more and more ready to gift new emotions. It takes time, patience and passion to create a DOC Franchini wine, capable of combining art, nature, land and delicacy, just like a love story. The Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Costa d'Angelo 2013 was awarded with: Bronze Medal from Decanter World Wine Awards 2020; 3 rosettes from Vinetia 2019; Gold Medal from The Wine Hunter Award 2019.