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Farina Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2013 Wine Review

Farina Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2013

Farina Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2013

Italy

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $14.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Farina

Agent: Majestic Wine Cellars

Natalie's Score: 87/100

Easy quaffer with dark red fruit aromas. This Italian red wine is savoury, medium-bodied and smooth. Pair with pasta in tomato sauce.

Perfect Pasta and Tomato Sauce Wine

This Farina Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2013 was reviewed on June 5, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Ripasso's offer exceptional value. Farina's 2013 Ripasso is no exception to that rule. A blend of 45% Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 25% Rondinella, 5% Molinara, 5% Dindarella, don't worry if those don't ring a bell, as those are the tasty and traditional grapes found in most Valpolicella wines, including the storied Amarone, and it's little brother, Ripasso. Farina's Ripasso was refermented on the skins of their Amarone grapes, to concentrate flavours and produce a silky smooth texture. The nose shows dark cherry, raspberry, clove, cedar and leather. The palate is juicy and smooth with dark cherry, plum, and spice on the finish. A great wine to enjoy with braised beef, lamb shank, firm cheese, or simply on it's own, especially throughout the fall and winter when the mercury drops. Tasted September 2016. 88 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Melanie Aubert rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

This medium ruby red was full of cherry, blackberry, raisin (from the amarone skins), cedar and menthol. On the palate, the first thing I noticed was a juicy, mouthwatering acidity that makes you want to drink more! This wine is medium bodied and surprisingly light in tannins. It's got really nice fruit flavours like fresh respberry, blueberry, blackberry and cherry, and is also heavy on the dried fruit (raisin and fig) as well as some nice refreshing mint. It finishes off with a lovely medium-long cherry finish.

Get the full story at http://winingwithmel.com/2016/01/24/ripasso-love/

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