Country: Italy Region: Veneto Vintage: 2017
Category: Red Wine Colour: Red
Producer: Domini Veneti
Valpolicella Ripasso “La Casetta” is the result of the careful refermentation technique with Recioto skins, leading to the creation of an absolutely original wine of incomparable softness and complexity: a sumptuous Ripasso. It has a deep ruby-red colour with purple hues, an intense aroma and full-bodied flavour with hints of dried fruit.
Ripasso doesn’t get much better than this highly polished example. Here, Valpolicella Classico is re-fermented on the lees of recioto (rather than Amarone) and the extra sweetness and softness which that brings to the finished wine really suits the ripasso style. It has sweet and sumptuous fruit with a velvety texture and ripe, round tannins. Extremely persuasive and already drinking well." 92 points (2017 vintage), Decanter