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Valpolicella Classico Ripasso, Tenuta Santa Maria

Valpolicella Classico Ripasso, Tenuta Santa Maria
  • 75% Corvina, 10% Rondinella and 15% Corvinone
  • Sourced from the calcareous clay hills of the Villa Mosconi estate in Arbizzano di Negrar
  • Harvested during the first part of October
  • Fermentation in steel tank for 25-30 days at a controlled temperature with daily punch downs
  • The rested wine is poured over the unpressed skins of the estate’s Amarone in late January or mid-February, followed by a second maceration and fermentation with the marc of the Amarone
  • Decanted and aged 24 months in cask, plus six months in bottle
  • 4,400 cases produced annually
Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
Italy
Region:
Veneto
Appellation:
Valpolicella
Variety:
Corvina
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
93
Date:
2021-02-23
Review:
The 2017 Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso is dark and rich in the glass, displaying crushed cherries contrasted but also complemented by sour citrus with hints of dark chocolate and clove. It’s soft and deeply textural, delivering masses of ripe red and black fruits that coat the entire palate, cleansed by brisk acids that leave nuances of sweet spice, licorice and bitter herbs toward the close. For all of its opulence and structure, this is remarkably fresh through the finale, not quite revealing all of its charms today. Coming from someone who is not often fully convinced by the Ripasso category, this is some pretty serious juice.