2017 Biscardo Neropasso

2017 Biscardo Neropasso

Sabine Duval

"Medium bodied wine, showing great tannin and acid structure. Lovely finish, great with food."

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Sabine Duval

"Medium bodied wine, showing great tannin and acid structure. Lovely finish, great with food."

Sabine Duval

RRP: $30.00 per bottle30% OFF

$20.99

(buy 6 or more)

$21.99 per single bottle
Bottles
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Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
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This is a classic example of what is known as a 'baby Amarone'. 

Amarone is classically sourced from the hills and plains around Verona, with the grapes picked and then processed via the 'appasimento' method - where grapes are dried for up to 90 days in special boxes to concentrate the flavours before fermentation.

This Neropasso fits more into the category of a baby Amarone as the grapes - a blend of Corvinone, Corvina and Cabernet Sauvignon - were dried for less than 90 days in a bid to deliver something a little juicier.

Tech stuff

Other Red Blends
Biscardo
Veneto
2017
750ml
13.5%
Cellar to 2025
Cork

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Intense ruby red colour tending to garnet as it ages. The bouquet is spicy with hints of cherry, blackberry and plum compote. The fine and velvety palate is persistent, framed by soft tannins at the end.

How was it made?

Our NEROPASSO is obtained partially using dried grapes. The Appassimento is a unique method, which has always characterized the production of wines of our territory. This technique has its roots in a distant past and since Roman times it has been remembered. Over the centuries, this technique of “drying” the grapes before crushing was completed and today distinguishes the production of the great wines.

The experience needed to bring at the right point of drying the grapes for NEROPASSO is very high. To get an excellent wine, the Appassimento is essential. It is a very critical and delicate phase, also linked to the cycle of seasons. The grapes perfectly ripe and healthy are selected at the time of the hand picking. The thinnest bunches are chosen, with the berries not too close one to another, so that the air can circulate. The grapes are laid out in large perforated plastic boxes, to ensure excellent ventilation. The boxes are stacked in the fruttaio, a large airy room and the grapes are periodically monitored so that the Appassimento takes place in a perfect way.

Who made it?

Founded in 1878 as a Veronese wine trader the company developed in the early decades of the 20th century thanks to the activities carried out by Terenzio Biscardo, the true founder of the company. Today the heirs of the family, Maurizio and Martino Biscardo are still following the paths of quailty and innovation - the things that inspired Terenzio all those years ago.

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