Valpolicella Classico Ripasso, Domini del Leone
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Organic

Valpolicella Classico Ripasso, Domini del Leone - 2018

Item # 36476 750mL
$21.96/ Single Bottle
$263.52 $237.17/ Case of 12
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Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

Ripasso Valpolicella is made specifically with the pressed skins of the venerable Amarone wine from the region. This method adds a richness that is incomparable compared to a regular bottle of Valpolicella. Look for Ripasso if you want extra body and complexity in your red wines.


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Staff Pick Notes

I absolutely love Valpolicella Classico Ripasso. You get the opulence and complexity of an Amarone...for far less. Made by adding the pomace of Amarone during fermentation, it imparts the Amarone flavors and allows the finished wine to be richer. This wine from Domini del Leone is such a treat with it's rich black cherry and vanilla notes. It gives a slight suggestion of sweetness though it is technically a dry wine. I enjoy it best on cozy nights when I've made the excellent decision to have cheese, cured meats, and bread for dinner instead of cooking.

- HW

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Corvina

The red Corvina grape (a.k.a. Corvina Veronese) is the most widely planted grape in Italy's Valpolicella and Bardolino regions. In recent years, it has gained momentum as the best grape for making Amarone.

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Valpolicella

This is a very large region that produces all sorts of red wines, often from the Corvina grape, that range from light, early-drinking, Beaujolais-esque efforts to hulking dried-grape monsters like Recioto and Amarone.


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