VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO 2018
Appearance: Vivid, with an interesting granite profile, good texture and depth,
Nose: elegant, complex final perfume. Clear initial perceptions of toasted hazelnut and tobacco notes, followed by attractive red fruit liquor and cherry jam notes; some minutes later the glass perfumes of vanilla and spices.
Palate: Excellent entry, a small bit of initial acidity well supported by the structure and final salinity, excellent persistence and flavor. Overall, an important wine characterized by a pleasant taste and great aging potential.
Food Pairing: Valpolicella Ripasso combines well with stews in general & grilled meat
About the wine: Affectionally called Amarone's little brother. Ripasso is a production method whereby Valpolicella wine is repassed (hence the name) over Amarone pomace (pulpy grape residue).
Country: Veneto, Italy
Grape Variety: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara