Wine review: Verrocchio Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso

15 12 2012

Ripassos, sometimes called little brothers of Amarone, can differ quite a lot from each other. This time tasted Verrocchio Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso.

Wine has received DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA, which should guarantee the quality. Grapes for producing this red wine are CORVINA (70 %), RONDINELLA (30 %). Vintage 2010, quite young wine.

THE LOOK
Almost dark red, tinged lightly in brown

THE NOSE
Full bodied with some black currant

THE FLAVOUR
Quite typical Ripasso but softer and not too sweet. Some tannins and spices but not so much it would dry your mouth

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Facts and figures:

Alcohol: 13,5% by volume
Extract: 36 g/l
Sugar: 7 g/l
Acidity: 5,3 g/l
Energy: 90 kcal/100 ml (370 kJ/100 ml)
Closure: natural cork

Suitable for meat dishes but I could also drink this with mature hard cheeses.

REVIEW: OVERALL GRADE 4-/5 – BANG FOR THE BUCK ++ / +++

http://www.verrocchiowines.com/valpolicellaripasso.php


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