Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2014, Veneto

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  • Bronze Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2014, Veneto
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Made in the traditional 'ripasso' method, where a second fermentation of the wine takes place on the skins of the grapes used to make Amarone - a typically Italian way of getting the most out of produce. A rich style, with lovely aromas of plums, cherries and dark chocolate and flavours of raisins and nutmeg. Ideal with red meats and spicy Italian dishes but the wine is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Buy this if...you have never tried Ripasso.

'This has a delicious quality of bittersweet cherry and dark chocolate with a real rip of freshness and tang on the finish.' The Wine Gang 2015
2 review(s)
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Percentage Alcohol

14.0

Region

Valpolicella

Grape Variety

Corvina

Country

Italy

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2014

Food Match

ArrayBeef, Lamb, Spicy Foods

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  • Meet The Producer

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The Producer

Sourcing grapes from over 700 hectares of vineyards and 250 growers, the Cantina Valpantena is one of Italy's largest and best co-operatives, situated in the Valpantena valley, north of the city of Verona. Established in 1958, the co-operative now makes wines from the surrounding appellations, with the Torre del Falasco wines showing their commitment to quality.
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Tom Cannavan Reviews

Don't just take our word for it; here's what wine writer Tom Cannavan has to say:

"Made using a traditional technique of the Veneto region of northern Italy, the young wine added to barrels that already contain the skins and some of the juice left over after making the much more expensive Amarone - Ripasso = re-passed. The result is a powerful wine with a hint of sweetness and plenty of dried cherry and Agen prune aromas and flavours, but a real exoticism too, as clove and fig, and a hint of bittersweet dark chocolate run smoothly into a long, powerful, but elegant finish."

The Region

With cool mountain breezes blowing directly down from the Dolomites and limestone soils on steeply sloped vineyards, the Valpantena valley in the Veneto region of north-eastern Italy is the perfect location for the production of both red and white wines. This is Valpolicella country, the grapes for which are grown on the steeply terraced hillside vineyards belonging to the cooperative, where soils are chalky and poor.
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Simply drinkable

A very pleasant example of a fuller red - plum flavours the strongest memory for me. Comfortable to drink with or without food. Top of my re-order list.

By Aidan on 04th September 2018

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first not last

This is the first Valpolicella I've tried so don't have another to compare it to. As a first it was a pleasant surprise.
Nose - Coffee. Palate - Dry fruits (raisins & figs), Finish - dry on it's own but smoothed out with provolone cheese

By NrthMunky on 07th February 2018

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