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Valpantena Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso 2020 Wine Review

Valpantena Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso 2020

Valpantena Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso 2020

Veneto D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:89/100

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2022-2028

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Valpantena

Agent: Majestic Wine Cellars

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Torre Del Falasco 2020 is a great value Valpolicella Ripasso under $20. Vibrant, full-bodied and 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. The 2020 vintage is very approachable now and is dry and vibrant with dark fruit, dark cherry, savoury herbs, vanilla, cocoa and smoky spices plushy on the palate.

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

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This Valpantena Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso 2020 was reviewed on July 16, 2022 by Natalie MacLean

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