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Corte Volponi, Valpolicella Ripasso DOC

Regular price $22.40

Producer: Corte Volponi

Region: Veneto

Winemaker: Fabio & Paolo Zenato

Available Sizes: 750ml

Appellation: Valpolicella DOC Superiore

Grape Variety: 55% Corvina, 25% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella

Summary

The wines of Verona have a long-standing reputation of being bold and luxurious – while still expressing an earthy, handmade character. This Ripasso, with its deep ruby red color, is no exception. On the nose it’s rich, with spicy notes reminiscent of black pepper and wild small red berries. At taste it’s exquisite, with elegant complexity, underlined by red fruit favors and smooth tannin sensation.

Food Pairing

Bring out the aged, robust cheeses. Perfect with grilled red meats, rich meat stews, wild game dishes or a steak with Gorgonzola cheese sauce.

Varietal Notes

Corvina: A grape that is mainly grown in the Veneto region of Italy. It has very thick skin and is known for having high acidity, low tannins and notes of sour cherry and bitter almond.

Corvinone: Believed to be a subvariety of Corvina. It has a lower alcohol content and slightly lighter color than Corvina, but is more aromatic.

Rondinella: Produces high yields and has thick skin which makes it resistant to disease and excellent for drying out.