Ripasso

Santa Sofia

Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Corvina Blend 2017

Pretty ok. For $30, not too bad, but lacking the flavor and diversity I wanted. — 22 days ago

Secoli

Ripasso Valpolicella DOC Corvina Blend

Cherubs on the label. Fancy stuff? Dark and rusty color. Smells of stewed fruit (plum-cherry) and balsamic with just a bit of V.A. It’s strange and unique flavored. Dried cherry, apples, and smokey bar b que come to mind. Complex. Plenty bitter. Funky. This is a nice Ripasso and it aged well. Might even keep going fine... — 2 months ago

Douglas and Ericsson liked this

Monte Dall'Ora

Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore Corvina Blend

Was floored on this beautiful wine. So pretty — 5 months ago

Severn, Tom and 3 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Ca' del Monte

Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 2011

Light red in color, with mellow tannins. Cherry and tobacco notes. — 15 days ago

Aldrighetti

Le Bignele Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 2017

Cherry and raisins along with a slight mineral note like pencil lead. This is very inviting. The palate is well designed with a good acid drive, a sweet mouthfeel with a big bright cherry note and a bit of raisins too. There is a big bold midpalate with a bit of a grain and that nice drying effect that disrupts a sweet mouthfeel. The finish is fruit forward with notes of raisins, along with that great drying effect. This is very well made. — a month ago

Josh, Peter and 14 others liked this

Domini Veneti

La Casetta Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 2017

Likre this one. Bit different, definitely something about it and went down v easily. Enjoyed with dinner in Dorset. — 13 days ago

James Allingham
with James

Armatura

Brunello di Montalcino 2016

Urban Wines of Sweden has somehow cojnured up this BdM and called it Armatura. If anyone knows more, please enlighten me. 36 mo on barrel and 12 in bottle, 14% alc. The wine is clear and dark red in color; nose is clearly Sangiovese but with more dried red fruit (almost ripasso-esque) including both strawberries and dark cherries, spices, chocolate, and mineral hints; taste is subdued and mild with fine tannins, but elegant fruity with nougat, lemon-pepper. Overall seems well made but with a structure better suited for early drinking than long-term storage. — a month ago

Anthony, Daniel and 2 others liked this
Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

As far as I know the grapes come from Pietranera...
Martin Bergo

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Thanks Anthony. So, they come from close to the town. Have you tried it?
Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

I didn’t try it yet. But I guess these are declassified grapes for own production so they sell it to third parties since they still can be bottled as Brunello di Montalcino. And this without having their name attached to it...Without taking a position, your scoring makes me believe this is the case