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Valpantena Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso 2019 Wine Review

Valpantena Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso 2019

Valpantena Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso 2019

Veneto D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2021-2027

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Valpantena

Agent: Majestic Wine Cellars

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Torre Del Falasco 2019 Valpolicella Ripasso is a vibrant, full-bodied Amarone from Valpantena produced from mostly Corvina Veronese with some Rondinella and Corvinone wine grapes. 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 vintage is lovely and balanced with bright dark berry fruit, meaty, chocolate, sweet dried tobacco leaf, soft spice and vanilla flavours full and lush on the palate. Tannins are rich. Pour with roast Cornish game hens.

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

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This Valpantena Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso 2019 was reviewed on February 19, 2022 by Natalie MacLean

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Torre Del Falasco 2019 Valpolicella Ripasso is a vibrant, full-bodied blend of Corvina with dollops of Rondinella and Corvinone wine grapes. Ripasso is a winemaking technique that takes Valpolicella (from the Veneto region) and then introduces the lees of Amarone into the wine. Look for ripe dark berry, plum, meaty, cocoa, anise and smoky flavours generous on the palate. Drink or hold. - Community Wine Reviews

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