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Made by the Ripasso (literally repassed) method, which involves adding the unpressed skins from the dried grapes which were used to make an Amarone to a young Valpolicella wine. This helps to add extra flavour and alcohol to the wine (causing it to start re-fermenting) and gradually the luscious flavours of Amarone are imparted to the wine. After this the wine is aged for 16 months in French and American oak casks along with some small barriques.
A full bodied red with deeply inviting aromas of rich fruit, almond and cinammon and a smooth velvety palate, rich with flavours of cherry, musk, spices and vanilla. Simply outstanding.
Hadn't tasted this for a while and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. Not too heavy. Not too sweet like some Ripasso wines. Nice ripe, juicy fruit. Super soft texture. Extremely easy to drink!
|Corvina 70%, Rondinella 20%, Molinara 10%
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Silver Sommelier Wine Awards 2017
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