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Villa Girardi Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2011 Wine Review

Villa Girardi Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2011

Villa Girardi Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2011

Veneto D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Villa Girardi

Agent: Liberty Wines Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A savory, meaty, juicy ripasso: a 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. Yes please!

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

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This Villa Girardi Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2011 was reviewed on March 1, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Corinna Horton rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Woodsy, with deep fruit and hit of spice. It's in tense dark cherry is a reminder of why I love Valpolicella and all it's richness and complexity. The tannins are broad and smooth making this a deceptively charming wine, next thing you know you're wondering where it went!

Pair with duck confit grilled cheese, raclette, rack of lamb, or a spicy tartar.
Gorgeous concentration here with almost raisined, cherry fruit aromas. This traditional technique of ripasso truly adds richness and depth to this red wine. - Community Wine Reviews

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