Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 271,282 strong:

Register Today!
Ad

Bolla Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2016 Wine Review

Bolla Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2016

Bolla Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2016

Veneto D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 2

  Add My Review


Price: $19.95

Drink: 2019-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Bolla

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Aromas of bright red berry, sun-dried tomatoes and tanned leather on the nose, medium-plus-bodied with dried cherry, herbs, tomato sauce, earthy and spicy flavours on the palate. Aged four months in barrel before a second fermentation on freshly fermented Amarone skins for 20 more days. Aged 18 months in cask prior to bottling. Perfect for a meat lover's pizza.

Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore food pairings: veal Parmigiano, rich lentil and tomato stew, BBQ prime ribs.

Voluptuous Veal Wine

This Bolla Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2016 was reviewed on July 4, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2014  2014  2012  2015 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

StoreStock    
MCNEELY AVE & TRANS-CANADA HWY39 Add
YONGE & HWY 735 Add
MAJOR MACKENZIE & JANE26 Add
QUEENSWAY & 427 (NEAR SHERWAY)23 Add
HWY 7 & BIRCHMOUNT/VILLAGE PKWY22 Add
See More Edit
StoreStock    
Laurentides513 Add
Carrefour d'Alma28 Add
Berthierville21 Add
Beauharnois20 Add
Amqui19 Add
See More Edit

Reviews and Ratings

Bolla 2016 is a classic, well-priced under $20, medium-bodied Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore from the Veneto wine region. Tart cherry, fine dried herbs, dusty tannins and perfect with a meaty pasta in tomato sauce dish. This wine was aged four months before a 20-day second fermentation on freshly fermented and pressed Amarone skins. Aged 18 months in oak casks prior to bottling. - Community Wine Reviews

If you liked the Bolla Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2016, you might also like these wines:

Ad

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO

PAIR WINE
& FOOD?

Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Joseph Drouhin White Wine
2017,
M√Ęcon, Burgundy A.C. ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 271,282 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

FEEL LOST IN THE

LCBO?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award