Ma Roat Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Superiore 2018


The Ma Roat from Tezza is an excellent Ripasso Superiore that is often considered the little brother of Amarone. With unparalleled qualities, this wine is a unique way of winemaking. It is not surprising that this Ripasso, with its outstanding rating from our tasting panel, is a must-try for anyone who loves excellent Italian wines.

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Wine style

Red wine




Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella


Valpolicella Rispasso DOC

Taste profile


Food pairing

Pasta and beans Venetian style.






Wine description

The Tezza Ripasso Ma Roat is a delightful wine originating from the Poiano and Nesente di Valpantena (Verona) region. The vineyard’s soil consists of 22% gravel, 22% sand, 66% loam, and 12% clay, with a total limestone content of 36% and an active limestone content of 10%. This wine is made from 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, and 10% Corvinone grapes, which are harvested in September and October.

After the grapes are crushed and destemmed, selected yeasts are added. The wine then undergoes maceration for 10 days at 25°C in stainless steel tanks, followed by an 18-month aging process in steel and 3 months in the bottle.

The Tezza Ripasso Ma Roat has a concentrated ruby-red color and a delightful aroma of raspberry and blackberry with a hint of black pepper and licorice. The wine is soft and warm, with very smooth tannins. Serve this wine at an ideal temperature of 15°C with pasta and beans (Venetian style), soup, white meat, and fresh cheese.


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Product specifications

Region:  Veneto

Vintage:  2018

Wine style: Red wine

Grapes: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella

Alcohol: 13,5%

Volume: 750 ml

Winery: Tezza

Appelation: Valpolicella Rispasso DOC

  Drinkable from 2021 till 2027

Serve: 16 °C

  Food pairing: Pasta and beans Venetian style.

  Shipment: In stock


The Tezza Ripasso Ma Roat is a versatile wine that pairs well with various dishes. Its delightful aroma of raspberry and blackberry with a hint of black pepper and licorice makes it an excellent choice for pairing with dishes that contain similar flavors.

One recommended dish to pair with the Ripasso Ma Roat is Venetian-style pasta and beans. The wine’s rich and full flavor complements the earthy and savory flavors of the beans and the creamy texture of the pasta perfectly. The wine’s soft tannins enhance the spicy flavors in the dish and provide a well-balanced flavor experience.

The wine also pairs well with soup, white meat, and fresh cheese. The wine’s soft and warm flavor complements the light and delicate flavors of the soup and white meat. The wine’s freshness cuts through the fats of the cheese and creates a delicious pairing.

In conclusion, the Tezza Ripasso Ma Roat is an excellent choice for various dishes. Its soft and warm flavor pairs well with dishes that have earthy and savory flavors, while its freshness provides a well-balanced flavor experience for dishes with fats and creamy textures.

The winery

Since 1998, the cousins Flavio, Vanio, and Federico have been running Tezza’s vineyards. The Tezza family has been producing wines for three generations and is immersed in the wine traditions of the Valpantena and Valpolicella regions.

Founded in 1960, the Tezza winery is an example of a short production chain that guarantees authenticity, transparency, and excellence. Every step of the winemaking process is traceable, from planting the vines in the family vineyards to bottling the wine. The wines are exported worldwide and express the dedication, care, and energy that the three cousins have shown as winemakers since 1998.

Tezza’s vineyards cover 28 hectares in Valpantena, in the hamlets of Poiano, Nesente, and Sezano. They are grown according to the strictest EU organic standards, without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or conventional pesticides. Tezza can thus produce organic, balanced, and elegant wines.

Corvina, Rondinella, and Oseleta are the native grape varieties that thrive on the limestone and gravelly soils of Valpantena. The grapes have their roots in the history of the area and give wines with a perfect balance between alcohol and acidity, and sweet and soft tannins.

Drying the grapes is a fundamental step in the production of Amarone and Recioto. Drying takes place in the drying rooms under optimal humidity and temperature conditions. Tezza’s cellar is equipped with a new drying room with controlled temperature and humidity.

Aging in barrels is essential for the development of the wine. The wines age in French and Slavonian oak barrels of 750 liters and French oak barriques of 225 liters. Next to the barriques is the historic Tezza cellar, where only the best bottles and vintages are stored.

The fermentation of Tezza wines takes place in large stainless steel tanks with modern systems that use automatic temperature control. The steel is flanked in the inner part of the cellar by historic concrete tanks, which guarantee a constant temperature throughout the year.


Veneto is a region in northeastern Italy that offers a diverse range of landscapes and natural environments. The region is home to the Dolomite Mountains, which offer some of the most stunning scenery in Italy, including jagged peaks, deep valleys, and pristine alpine lakes.

In addition to the mountains, Veneto is also home to a number of beautiful beaches along the Adriatic Sea, including the popular resorts of Jesolo, Caorle, and Bibione. The beaches offer soft sand, clear water, and plenty of opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports.

Veneto is also home to several national parks and nature reserves, including the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park, which offers hiking trails, cycling paths, and skiing opportunities in the winter months. The Po Delta Regional Park, located in the southern part of the region, is a unique wetland area that is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including rare bird species.

In the countryside, visitors can explore the rolling hills and vineyards of the Veneto wine region, where they can sample some of the region’s famous wines and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The region is also known for its stunning gardens, including the famous Villa Barbaro garden in Maser and the Giardino Giusti in Verona.

Overall, Veneto offers a rich and diverse natural environment, with something to offer for every nature lover. Whether you enjoy mountains, beaches, wetlands, or vineyards, Veneto has plenty to offer.