Tommasi

Ripasso Valpolicella 2017

Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC

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This wine is made by refermenting the juice from the Valpolicella on the warm Amarone grape skins, in the typical “Ripasso” method, which imparts a rich character and personality to the wine. The grapes are sourced from three of most prestigious Tommasi vineyards: Conca d’Oro, La Groletta and De Buris.

A blend of 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 5% Corvinone, the wine is vinified in stainless steel for about 9 days, then passed through the warm Amarone grape skins for about 12 days. It is then aged for 18 months in Slavonian oak barrels of 65 hl.

Intense ruby red, the Ripasso has a nose that recalls spicy black pepper and raisin, while the palate is intense and spicy, with lots of sweet red cherry flavors.

Vineyard

The grapes are sourced from three of most prestigious vineyards in Valpolicella Classico owned by the Tommasi family: Conca d’Oro, La Groletta and De Buris.

Winemaking

This wine is vinified in stainless steel for about 9 days, then passed through the warm Amarone grape skins, in the typical “Ripasso” method, for about 12 days. This process, only employed in particular years, imparts a rich character and personality to the wine. The wine is aged for 18 months in Slavonian oak barrels of 65 hl.

Tasting Note

Deep ruby red in color with rich spicy perfumes and black pepper notes with a hint of raisins. Full-body balanced taste, very intense and spicy with sweet cherry flavors.

Color

Red

Grape Varieties

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella

Appellation

Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC

Alcohol

13%

Suggested Retail Price

$27.00

Reviews

"Solid center palate of dried fruit"

James Suckling -

"An excellent Valpolicella Ripasso that shows a plethora of dried cranberries, strawberries, nutmeg and red licorice. Medium body, but with a serious backbone of juicy tannins and a solid center palate of dried fruit. Lovely acidity drives the finish."

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