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2019 Massimago ‘Marchesa MariaBella’ Valpolicella Ripasso DOC

Responsibly Farmed
Hidden Gem
Woman Winemaker

If you had to imagine the idyllic setting for a pairing it would be: “A cut of meat, jazz, flowers on the table and sparkling company.” This wine is a weeknight staple and consistent best-seller.

Certified organic farming practices, woman-winemaker, native yeast fermentation, minimal sulfur addition, and 80% of all electricity used at Massimago is produced by solar panels.

Red
  • Tasting Notes cherries, wild strawberries, currants, balsamic, thyme, mint
  • Variety Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella
  • Region Italy, Veneto
  • Volume 750ml
  • Alcohol Volume 14.5%
  • Table Talk The label portrays characters in search of an author. "Traces of you are in every bottle." To Camilla, wine is creativity if you can free your imagination.

$31.00

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Massimago is derived from the Latin “Maximum Agium” which means the maximum level of well-being. The estate, in the Mezzane Valley in Valpolicella, has been owned by the Cracco family since 1883. In 2003 winemaker Camilla Rossi Chauvenet became the guardian and creator of Massimago. She took over her mother’s vineyards and property and started a winery from scratch. She had studied Agronomy at the University of Padua but in the beginning, she had no production facilities and no equipment. Having good land was a blessing but that was no guarantee. At one point, she had to sell the car to afford a tractor. It is only an indomitable will that has brought her to where she is today. In 2008 she turned the property organic and was fully certified by 2014. Today she can proudly look back on the time that has passed because she has become recognized as one of the region’s best producers.