The small village of Marcellise, about 20 kilometers northeast of Verona, is home to the Torre d’Orti winery, owned by the Piona brothers alongside the La Prendina and Cavalchina wineries. This is a typical wine of the region that is made on the characteristic red soil. This includes the red Valpolicella Ripasso, which is the middle section between the normal Valpolicella and Amarone.
After careful manual harvesting, the grapes are peeled, juiced and then macerated on the skins for a short time. It was then pressurized in a stainless steel tank and further expanded for 6 months. Then add the pomace of Amarone and Recioto, which still contains some sugar, to this wine. This leads to another 15 days of fermentation, which adds complexity and alcohol content (ripassare = pass again).
The wine is then stored for some time in large oak barrels. Once stabilized, the wine is bottled and aged before being sold.