Blackwood Hill Ripasso 2016


Blackwood Hill’s Ripasso is the unique result of re-fermenting our field-blended red wine on the warm pressings of our Black Pearl. Still rich in sugars from the grape-drying process, these pressings cause the wine to undergo a second fermentation, increasing the flavour, richness and complexity of our classic red wine. BH

Rich dark an full to the brim with flavour and complexity. James and Morgan have used the old Appassimento technique from Northern Italy. The dried out skins from the yet to be released Amarone style ‘Pearl’ have finished fermenting with the cabernet blend that goes into Blackwood’s other wine “Barrel”. This gives it many more layers of both flavour and texture.  Barry Q