Valpantena Torre Del Falasco Ripasso Valpolicella 2008
This wine consistently delivers well above its price. It sports aromas of plum, cherry, chocolate, leather and tobacco on the nose, and a fruit-rich palate with a ripe centre and medium body. A flavourful reminder of why Ripasso is so adored – and so appropriate for winter-seasonal sipping. Enjoy. My note: Savoury and delicious; tastes like twice the price. Blackberry, cedar, wild black raspberry. Some kind of wonderful! Food matches: game, hearty beef stew.
Reviewed February 19, 2011 by Natalie MacLean
Opinions about wine differ greatly as the experience is subjective. You may find it helpful to compare this critical evaluation of the wine with mine as well as your own:
|Corinna Horton rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
This Valpolicella on its own is fiery and spicy with a serious amount of vitality and a smooth finish. I pair it with a Pamigiano Reggiano and orange blossom honey for a killer combo on the patio or before dinner
|Joe Hache rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
Delores found me here in the office doing wine reviews and came in with a surprise. A glass of 2008 Ripasso and a small plate of Asiago cheese (from Italy) and what a surprise it was!
There were definite aromas of dark cherry, chocolate and leather on the nose and we found it very smooth with a medium body.
And marrying this Italian wine and cheese was a match made in heaven!
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Serve this wine between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.