2019 Farina Ripasso Valpolicella Classico

Veneto, Italy

A fresh, fruity and well-structured Valpolicella blend at a budget price


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Categories: World of Wine

About the Wine

The Farina Ripasso Valpolicella Classico has lovely aromas of red fruits (cherry and plum), spice and savoury notes (leather, liquorice) which leap from the glass. The bright acidity and ripe tannins give balance to the wine, with the refermentation adding nice structure. All up, a very nice wine.

The Ripasso method is a way of adding more flavour, colour and structure to a wine. Skins are removed from a fermenting Amarone della Valpolicella and placed in a vat of Valpolicella. As there's still yeast on the skins, the Valpolicella referments and becomes a richer, bolder wine.

About Farina

Farina was established in the early 1900s, with the company now managed by the third generation of the family, cousins Claudio and Elena. While they nod to the past, they are also looking to the future, with strong efforts to keep their vines in optimum health through organic and sustainable methods.

Grapes are sourced from Farina's own 10ha of vineyards, as well as from local growers, with the stipulation that the fruit they buy must come from plots which have been farmed sustainably, using natural pest-management practices and organic fertilisers.

Farina's focus is well and truly on the Veneto region, producing wines from the simple Valpolicella Classico up to the rich Recioto della Valpolicella, as well as Pinot Grigio and Prosecco.

Gnarly old Corvina vines in the Farina vineyard.
Gnarly old Corvina vines in the Farina vineyard.
Veneto, Italy
Additional Info

From the Producer


Pressing and destemming immediately after harvesting. Fermentation with a good maceration and at least two pumping overs per day, follows the first racking. The re-fermentation on the marc of Amarone in January (“ripasso”), gives it deeper color, structure and alcohol.


100% in Slavonian oak barrels, following ageing in the bottle

Tasting notes

Ruby red color. Intense and peppery with notes of leather, cherry and plum jam, liquorice and ginger. Solid, vigorous, balanced flavor.

Blend : Corvina (50%), Corvinone (15%), Rondinella (20%), Molinara (5%), Oseleta (10%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Deep in the Farina cellar
Deep in the Farina cellar
Veneto, Italy

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