The nose offers spiced and toasted hints, to open up with memories of dark fruit

Product Code: Wine_RipassoDOC_Venturini
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WINERY: Venturini


DESCRIPTION: Semonte Alto has a rather dense, luminous ruby red color. Initially, the nose offers spiced and toasted hints, to open up with memories of dark fruit like blackberries and blueberries, liquorice and faded violets.

On the palate it is taut, fresh and savory, with a nice tannin finish that cleanses the palate and invites another sip.

Matured in oaken barriques of moderate toasting, Semonte Alto is intense and spiced, like the great casks that lie, neatly aligned, one alongside the other, in our cellar.


BEST WITH: Semonte Alto is a wine of strong character that accompanies highly flavored meat entrées such as stewed rabbit or roast pork with the appropriate energy. It also creates an interesting combination with soft cheeses with a ripe crust like brie.


  • GRAPE VARIETIES: Corvina 70% Rondinella 25% Molinara 5%
  • NET CONT: 750ml 1500ml
  • ALCOHOL: 14.5% by vol.
  • VINEYARDS:Located in the Valpolicella Classica district, in a hilly area about 250 mt above sea level. The “Semonte Alto” vineyard has a prevalently southwestern exposure – very light calcareous soil, rich in skeletrical matter. 
  • GROWING SYSTEM: Trento pergola – density of 2,000 plants per hectare – average age of vineyards: 20 years – average buds per plant: 20-25
  • YIELD PER HECTARE: 9,000 kilograms
  • HARVEST:  by hand, generally in the first half of October.
  • VINIFICATION: Obtained with the ancient technique of “ripasso”, where the new wine, made in the month of October, is refermented on the lees of Amarone in the months of February-March for about 10 days, and pumped over daily. It is then racked off and transferred to oaken casks where the wine matures for 12 months, after which is it bottled and aged for another 6 months.

Azienda Agricola Venturini is located in San Floriano which is a village in part of the town of San Pietro in Cariano (Verona). It was established in 1963 and continues to grow thanks to love, experience and hard work of three generations. Beginning with Grandfather Antonio who passed it onto his son Massimino, who in turn placed it in the hands of his children: Daniele carefully follows the wine making process, Mirco passionately takes care of the vineyards and Giuseppina manages the business sector.

"Dedication and passion...
...Living everyday in close contact with nature, following and respecting its rhythm. It is our family’s admiring gaze towards the rows of grapevines as it proudly admire the ripened grapes. It is the memory of our grandfather Massimino’s loving touch on our faces with his rough hands, that represented the earth’s essence".