The Fasoli brothers have championed organic viticulture for many years and have helped other small farmers to convert to organic methods. As their business has developed they have bought in organic grapes both to boost production and to develop new products like their stylish and beautifully presented Prosecco Frizzante, the latest addition to their ‘Corte del Pozzo’ range.
Vineyard size 20 hectares. Organic since 1990.
Amadio and Natalino
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Valpolicella Ripasso ‘La Corte del Pozzo’ DOC
Ripasso is made by mixing – or ‘re-passing’ – the lees from Amarone wine into Valpolicella, so some of the Amarone character finds its way into the bottle. This excellent example spends 16-24 months in oak barrels before being bottled and aged for 6 more months prior to release. The result is a wine of both complexity and concentration, and you can pick up those hints of Amarone quite easily. Vivid notes of wine-soaked cherries meet red and forest fruits, with subtle tones of vanilla adding further layers of flavour. There’s some structure here yet the feel is impressively smooth, with a big, lingering finish.