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Monte Zovo Winery Sa' Solin Valpolicella Ripasso 2017

Monte Zovo Winery Sa' Solin Valpolicella Ripasso 2017
Monte Zovo Winery Sa' Solin Valpolicella Ripasso 2017

Veneto D.O.C., Italy

Community Score: 4.5/5
Community Reviews: 19
Price: $19.95
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Alcohol: 14%

Drink: 2019-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Monte Zovo

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

The Cottini family takes pride in the Montezovo brand as a true expression of the terroir of Valpolicella. The grapes are 100% family owned from a single parcel. In fact Sa' Solin is named for the 'little stones' that are characteristic of the soil of the region. Taking advantage of 350 + meters elevation and the fragmented marlstone that forces the vines to push down deep roots to survive results in a beautifully concentrated and fresh wine. In old world style it is elegant and restrained in that it takes a moment or two to reveal the solid sour cherry seam that floats above a note of dustiness. At the same time the wine is fresh and silky on the palate. A spicy layer reveals itself on the long finish. At 14% declared ABV it is slightly hot so this solid pour may be best enjoyed with charcuterie, pizza or a grilled steak. Tasted November 2020.thewineloverskitchen.com

Delightful morello cherry wafts up immediately from the glass with some underlying dusty, earthy notes adding complexity. The cherry carries to the palate and is joined by lush notes of dark plum. Slightly hot on the nose and palate at 14% declared ABV. Overall a substantial pour with a lingering finish. This was a wonderful complement to an Asiago and roasted pepper pizza. Tasted August 2020. www.thewineloverskitchen.com


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