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Villa Girardi Bure Alto Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2014 Wine Review

Villa Girardi Bure Alto Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2014

Villa Girardi Bure Alto Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2014

Veneto D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $25.00

Drink: 2016-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Villa Girardi

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

A savoury, meaty, juicy Italian red wine to chew on with deep satisfaction. Cedar, chewy black cherry layers float happily on full-bodied weight. The Ripasso method takes leftover pomace from making Amarone wine and adds it to a Valpolicella wine to start a second fermentation and in doing so, adds alcohol, body, tannin and flavour to the final wine. Gorgeous concentration here with almost raisined, cherry fruit aromas. This traditional technique of ripasso truly adds richness and depth to this red wine. Terrific!

Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore food pairings: game, aged cheese, roast turkey, lamb, pasta, grilled steak.

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This Villa Girardi Bure Alto Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2014 was reviewed on November 12, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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This robust Italian red wine is made in a winery housed in a traditional Venetian villa built in the eighteenth century and designed by renown architect of the time Luigi Trezza. It's nestled on a century-old park with ancient trees. This is a lovely Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore from Italy's Veneto wine region. Girardi Bure Alto (2014) is robust, full-bodied and delicious. The winery is in an old-style Venetian villa built in the eighteenth century by Luigi Trezza. - Community Wine Reviews

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