Valpolicella Ripasso Fabiano 2016
Dark red, almost impenetrable. Intense and elegant nose with aromas of ripe cherries and blueberries with a slight spiciness due to refinement in oak barrels. Very firm on the palate, soft tannins in good balance with nice acidity and hints of pulpy fruits.Made by re-fermenting Valpolicella on the lees of Amarone, this wine gains extra texture in the mouth, plus complexity. More like baby Amarone - very smooth and raisiny, perfect with harder cheeses at the end of the meal e.g. pecorino, parmesan, manchego, aged cheddar!
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For over 100 years the Fabiano family have been growing, producing and selling wines from the Veneto region in north east Italy. They began with a wine shop in Venice and by the late sixties were producing their own wine from an estate between Verona and Lake Garda. The winery is now run by the fourth generation, brothers Alessandro and Michele Fabiano, under the watchful eye of their father Nicola.
The history of the Fabiano Family in the wine making industry started in 1912, when Francesco Fabiano, Nicola's son, opened a wine store in Venice, just a few steps from St. Marco's Cathedral. His son Sergio, having made his store very popular in the whole city, started a wine trade throughout the Veneto region. A clever merchant and a charismatic character, in 1955 he engaged himself in the production and distribution of bottled wine, buying a small estate in Lazise, on the Veronese shore of Garda lake, for that purpose. The business flourished at a very rapid pace and in 1968 the plant was moved to its current location in Sona, to an area uniquely suited for wine growing, half way between the city of Verona and Garda lake. Since the '70s and Fabiano is committed to enter in the most important wine markets in the world. During the period between the nineties the early years of 2000 the Fabiano has developed its own wine production which reached now over 50 hectares of controlled vineyard. We had also inaugurated the cellar in San Pietro in Cariano for the fermentation, drying and aging of the wine of Valpolicella wines. All the most prestigious Fabiano production, which includes all the wines with Controlled of Denomination of Origin of the Verona province, is directly overseen from the vineyard to the bottle, in order to ensure authenticity, continuity and high quality level.