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2018 Casa dei Reti Valpolicella Ripasso

2018 Casa dei Reti Valpolicella Ripasso
Volume: 750 mL , Alcohol: 14%

 Type

Red

 Blend

40% Corvina, 40% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella

 Nose

Cinnamon grated and sprinkled over ripe cherries.

 Palate

A chocolate almond bar lanced into a red fruit sorbet.

 Ratings

4.5/5

Out of 4 ratings

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More about this wine from Valpolicella DOC Superiore, Veneto, Italy
Within the Veneto wine region of Italy lies the DOC of Valpolicella, where this blend was harvested, pressed and bottled. It’s a classic Valpolicella red blend, which means it is a combo of three indigenous grape varieties, Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella. Usually the Corvina grape is the lynchpin of the triad, making up 45 to 95 percent of the blend. But the vintners at Casa dei Reti decided on a 40% Corvina, 40% Corvinone, 20% Rondinella proportion while using the Ripasso technique. Which basically means the Valpolicella grapes have been given special enhanced complexity: the wine is still fruity, but with some new brooding flavors like spice and leather.
How to drink it

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An Italian red blend from Northern Italy loves a classic Italian dish like risotto.

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