Villa San Carlo

Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2020 'Villa San Carlo'


The Valpolicella Ripasso of Villa San Carlo expresses the union between the freshness of Valpolicella and the richness of Amarone. The aging in barrel gives spicy tones and silky tannins which, in balance with the fresh and fruity aromas, recall a great aging capacity.


Denomination: Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOC

Grapes: Corvina 45%, Corvinone 45%, Swallow 10%

Region: Veneto (Italy)

Alcohol content: 13.5%

Format: 75 cl bottle

Vinification: In the month of December, after the traditional vinification of fresh grapes in steel tanks, the wine is "repassed" on the freshly fermented Amarone marc. This second fermentation and the aging in wood enhance the intensity of the color and aromas and a consequent increase in structure. This is followed by about 12 months of mixed aging in second passage tonneaux and large medium toasted French oak barrels

Refinement: in French oak tonneaux for 12 months

Color: Garnet red
Olfactory analysis: On the nose, hints of raisined and preserved fruit prevail, such as black cherries and morello cherries. The tannin is pleasant and harmonious. Aromatic structure of unparalleled finesse and complexity
Taste Analysis: The alcoholic note is well supported by an elegant and balanced structure. The notes of licorice and chocolate are the most present, accompanied by a never intrusive wood. Dense finish with a long persistence
How to serve it: Serving temperature 16°-18°C. It is recommended to open it 3-4 hours before
How to taste it: Wide glass
Pairings: It is best expressed with braised meats, roasts and game, but also with spicy, aged cheeses, jams and mustards


In 1958 , Gianni Pavesi got married and bought the Villa San Carlo estate, a precise lifestyle choice that allowed his six children to grow up and live enjoying the benefits of the natural environment and developing a solid bond with their land. The wine business is structured starting from the 2009 harvest, from this vintage, in fact, Gianni, after a life as a successful entrepreneur, matures the will to see his passion for the vineyard combined with the value of his land in a label in the name of Villa San Carlo .