Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso, Le Bignele
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Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso, Le Bignele - 2017

Item # 40876 750mL

Ripasso Valpolicella rests on Amarone pomace in order to create an extraordinarily complex wine. This was further enhanced by the oak aging in barrel (a year and a half) giving a mild spiced character.

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This is a great classic example of Valpolicella Ripasso. Grapes used for the "more famous" brother Amarone are reused and added to the regular wine making process. This is a family-run company, where every member of the family is responsible for part of the production, from grape growing to accounting. On the nose you can smell tobacco, leather, and vanilla. On the palate you may notice dark cherries and raisins. The finish is long with lingering notes of spice. After that, you'll want to have another sip! This wine is, in its full body and concentration, very similar to an Amarone, and at a better price point. Pair with pasta dishes, meats, and aged cheeses. Delicious!




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.



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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