2016 Brigaldara Valpolicella Ripasso

Year: 2016
Appellation: Verona
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$26.95

"A well-balanced, medium-bodied red, with flavors of baked strawberry, fresh-chopped sage, anise and sweet smoke that glide across the palate. Supple tannins firm the lingering, spiced finish. Drink now through 2023. 4,500 cases made, 1,500 cases imported. -AN" (WS)

Winery Notes:
Tasting Notes:
Bright ruby. Aromas of red plum, marzapan and exotic flowers, along with a saline nuance. Juicy and tightly coiled on the palate, with strong acidity that preserves the red fruit and spice flavours. It finishes with good purity of fruit and length.

Our Valpolicella Ripasso Il Vegro is born from the refermentation of Valpolicella wine on the marcs of Amarone. After Amarone's fermetation, the wine is separated from the marcs, which still contain substances that can release fragrances and aromas. Valpolicella wine is then left in contact wih Amarone's marcs for ca. 5 days, thus triggering a new fermentation that enriches the structure of the wine and gives it withering notes that characterize it stongly. The result is a structured wine that is very balanced in taste, accompanied to the nose by slight hints of ripe and dried fruit that evolve during aging, increasing complexity.