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Storia Antica Superiore Valpolicella Ripasso 2018 Wine Review

Storia Antica Superiore Valpolicella Ripasso 2018

Storia Antica Superiore Valpolicella Ripasso 2018

Veneto D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2021-2026

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Storia Antica

Agent: Majestic Wine Cellars

Natalie's Score: 91/100

From the Veneto wine region, Storia Antica 2018 is a great value Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore from the Veneto wine region. Full-bodied and lushly layered with rich dark fruit, savoury, dark, smoky and toasty on the palate from oak ageing. Well-structured and balanced with supple tannins, this is a comfort wine and a perfect pairing to slow-braised beef ribs. "Storia antica" translates to "ancient history."

Valpolicella Ripasso food pairings: grilled steaks, slow-cooked beef, osso Bucco.

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This Storia Antica Superiore Valpolicella Ripasso 2018 was reviewed on March 5, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Ripasso are one of my favourite Italian wines. It's that wine in between Valpolicella and Amarone. Made from the same grapes but with a different process. (Second fermentation with the Amarone must added to a Valpolicella wine).

The Storia Antica is found frequently in Vintages in the LCBO. I highly recommend next time you see some that you pick up a few bottles!

Intense aromas of ripe black cherry, chocolate and plum. Smooth tannins on the palate with juicy red fruit, some sour cherry and a touch of spice. Long fruit finish.

One of my favourite dishes is to make a mushroom risotto, take some Ripasso and boil it down to thicken and drizzle over the risotto - along with a glass of the wine of course! Tasted June 2021

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