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Valpantena Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso 2018 Wine Review

Valpantena Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso 2018

Valpantena Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso 2018

Veneto D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2021-2026

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Valpantena

Agent: Majestic Wine Cellars

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Excellent value on this Valpolicella Ripasso from the Veneto wine region. Torre Del Falasco 2018 is a vibrant, full-bodied Amarone from Valpantena produced from mostly Corvina Veronese with Rondinella and Corvinone wine grapes. Deep and dark with ripe cherry, dark chocolate and dried sweet tobacco leaf flavours finishing smoky on the palate. Pour with grilled veal chops.

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

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This Valpantena Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso 2018 was reviewed on February 1, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Trent Mayers rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Ripasso is a winemaking technique that takes Valpolicella (from the Veneto region) and then introduces the lees of Amarone into the wine. There is enough residual sugar in those lees to allow a second fermentation that produces a bigger, richer wine. This one is already showing its complexity with intense notes of dried blackberry, spiced plum, raisin, red currant, red cherry, strawberry jam, tobacco, fennel, and vanilla. It will showcase its aromas better with decanting. Already showing some signs of development, it should improve until 2024. The generous body and tannic structure make it an enjoyable late winter wine to be served with lasagna or grilled meats.
4 stars

1 Member would buy this wine again

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