The wine, of garnet-russet hue, is slightly sweet, warm, robust, full, harmonious, velvety with a most satisfying touch of bitterness. It is the ideal wine with game and has no rivals as an accompaniment to hard cheeses. But its most characteristic role is as an after-dinner wine, for sipping in moments of intimacy, or for fuelling lively post-prandial conversation. It should be opened at least two hours before consumption and consumed at ambient temperature. It is the classic wine of friendship.
Bussola "Classic Valpolicella Ripasso" D.O.C
The grapes are pressed at the middle of October and the fermentation started immediately with selected yeasts. Fermented at room temperature it is drawn off after 10 days with a sugar residue of 15 g/l. After another 12 days it is decanted, leaving the sediment. The fermentation on yeasts is terminated in steel vats followed by the maiolactic fermentation. It will be bottled in April 2005 after being decanted
Bussola "Recioto Valpolicella"
The grapes used to produce this wine are dried on racks from the middle of September until the middle of March. They achieve a degree “Babo” of 39 (almost 430 g/l). In order to produce one litre of this Recioto 18 kilogrammes of grapes are required. The fermentation was induced immediately after crushing by means of a small addition of Recioto “bg” of the same year, already fermenting. Fermentation took place at a temperature of below 14 degrees and lasted 50 days. The wine was racked with 260 g/l residual sugar and was placed in new barriques of Allier and Vosges oak. It remained on its own yeasts and batonnage was carried out several times over a thirty-month period until December 2004 when the wines was racked, assembled and bottled. It was given four months rest in bottle before being put released onto the market.