Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 261,858 strong:

Register Today!

Want the secret to buying great wine?

287,279Wine Reviews
261,858Members
30Seconds to join
Ad

Valpantena Torre Del Falasco Ripasso Valpolicella 2015 Wine Review

Valpantena Torre Del Falasco Ripasso Valpolicella 2015

Valpantena Torre Del Falasco Ripasso Valpolicella 2015

Veneto D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 4

  Add My Review


Price: $17.95

Drink: 2017-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Valpantena

Agent: Majestic Wine Cellars

Natalie's Score: 88/100

The Italian wine style Ripasso is a lighter version of Amarone also made in the northern Italian region of Veneto. Torre del Falasco offers dark fruit and spice. A spicy, full-bodied relatively smooth Italian red wine with lots of mouth-watering acidity on the palate. Aromas of tart cherry. Pair with a tangy tomato sauce.

Ripasso Valpolicella food pairings: rich tomato sauce and pasta, vegetarian lasagna, fricassee rabbit.

Perfect Pasta and Tomato Sauce Wine

This Valpantena Torre Del Falasco Ripasso Valpolicella 2015 was reviewed on October 14, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2014  2013  2012  2011  2008 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

StoreStock    
HWY 401 & WESTON (CROSSROADS)69 Add
FIRST & PINE68 Add
MAJOR MACKENZIE & JANE65 Add
HIGHLAND & WESTMOUNT (HIGHLAND RD PLAZA)62 Add
KING S. & WILLIAM (WATERLOO TOWN SQ)60 Add
See More Edit

Reviews and Ratings

Andrea Shapiro - Andrea's Wine Cellar rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Delightfully delicious depth depicted in this Ripasso with some layered complexity. Loads of dried fruit. Plum, cherry, raisin, prune, leather and touches of earthy tree bark. On the palate lots of ripe stewed and dry fruit. Dried cherry and bay leaves. Medium plus acidity and body. Medium tannins and finish. Will pair nicely with with minced Italian sausage stuffed portobello mushrooms or tomato beef ravioli. October 2017 - Andrea's Wine Cellar
Torre Del Falasco (2015) is a Ripasso Valpolicella from Valpantena and a steal at this price. Torre del Falasco takes its name from the lair of a thief named Falasco, who used a small tower as his hideout. The red wine blend for this ripasso is made from Corvina, Veronese, Corvinone and Rondinella grapes. - Community Wine Reviews

1 Member would buy this wine again

If you liked the Valpantena Torre Del Falasco Ripasso Valpolicella 2015, you might also like these wines:

Ad

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.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Mollydooker Red Wine
Shiraz 2016,
South Australia ...

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 261,858 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.

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
Four-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