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Luciano Arduini Classico Superiore Valpolicella Ripasso 2017 Wine Review

Luciano Arduini Classico Superiore Valpolicella Ripasso 2017

Luciano Arduini Classico Superiore Valpolicella Ripasso 2017

Veneto D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $20.95

Drink: 2019-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15.1%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red wine

Winery: Luciano Arduini

Agent: Tradesa Corp.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A full-bodied, supple Italian red wine with aromas of black cherry and smoke. Pair with grilled meats.

Valpolicella Ripasso food pairings: meat-lover's pizza, meaty lasagne, grilled steaks.

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This Luciano Arduini Classico Superiore Valpolicella Ripasso 2017 was reviewed on January 11, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Ripe fruit dominated by black cherry on the nose and palate. Smooth and easy drinking with generous fruit on the palate. Nice long finish. Pair with eggplant parmigiana. Good value. Tasted Dec 2019. www.thewineloverskitchen.com
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Lovely! Aromas of ripe berry and dried red fruit, along with some smoky spice. Medium bodied and smooth, with some light tannins, and some balancing acidity. Lots of rich fruit flavours on the palate and a lightly smoky finish. Enjoy with dried salumi.
Linda Mertes WSET 2 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A full-bodied Valpolicella, with cherry and red berry aromas through to the palate. Soft and smooth, well-balanced. Serve with Italian appetizers.
Produced by Luciano Arduini, a full-bodied and intense Valpolicella Ripasso blend of 60% Corvina, 20% Corvinone and 20% Rondinella wine grapes. Grapes are hand-harvested and sorted, destalked and gently pressed. Maceration last 15 days with manual punch downs and pump overs. “Ripasso” technique is employed with Amarone grape skin contact for 10 days. Look for juicy, concentrated red cherry, berry, dried herb flavours on the palate. Tannins are dusty. Pair with grilled red meats and mature cheeses. - Community Wine Reviews

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