Tommaso Bussola

Ca' del Laito Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Corvina Blend

9.0324 ratings
9.024 pro ratings
Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto, Italy
Corvina Blend
Top Notes For
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

9.2

It’s fun finding favorites from early days of wine career. I love this wine. Rich and plummy.

It’s fun finding favorites from early days of wine career. I love this wine. Rich and plummy.

Apr 28th, 2019
Chris Harvey

What a kickass wine

What a kickass wine

Feb 10th, 2019
Mandi Speidel

City Territory Chicago, Maverick Wine Company

9.5

G Dunn my BFF, angel face, brother and favorite human is back!

G Dunn my BFF, angel face, brother and favorite human is back!

Aug 3rd, 2018
Chris Harvey

Beautiful tannins, dried cranberry, bitter chocolate, fig. One of my favorite styles

Beautiful tannins, dried cranberry, bitter chocolate, fig. One of my favorite styles

May 4th, 2018
Sheri Pattillo

Consulting Sommelier Texas Hill Country

8.8

Violets and chocolate covered raisins

Violets and chocolate covered raisins

Jul 12th, 2017
Matt Sterr

Prune-date-fig. Balanced with an essence of wildflower on the palate.

Prune-date-fig. Balanced with an essence of wildflower on the palate.

2 people found it helpfulApr 26th, 2016
Sam Viklund

Beastly, almost viscous, at least 15% abv, chewy, intense. Butch wine with a label made on powerpoint

Beastly, almost viscous, at least 15% abv, chewy, intense. Butch wine with a label made on powerpoint

2 people found it helpfulJan 26th, 2016
Devin Bray

A "superiore," which denotes at least a year of aging and 12 percent alcohol or more. Bussola, the producer, was taken over by its current winemaker in the 80s from his father. He continues to use older varietals like Corvina Grosso, and to use older techniques, but for the "Ripasso," which is relatively recent in its techniques. Round and very well integrated, having most of the boozy, mentholated, dark fruit characteristics of a great Valipolicella.

A "superiore," which denotes at least a year of aging and 12 percent alcohol or more. Bussola, the producer, was taken over by its current winemaker in the 80s from his father. He continues to use older varietals like Corvina Grosso, and to use older techniques, but for the "Ripasso," which is relatively recent in its techniques. Round and very well integrated, having most of the boozy, mentholated, dark fruit characteristics of a great Valipolicella.

2 people found it helpfulJan 7th, 2016
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

Single clone of corvina called corvinone and a blend good acidity chocolate covered raisins no sweetness

Single clone of corvina called corvinone and a blend good acidity chocolate covered raisins no sweetness

1 person found it helpfulApr 21st, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Cocoa nibs, black cherry, black berry, tightens up some on the palate but is plenty expressive. More delicious than it is complex, easy to enjoy and we'll rounded.

Cocoa nibs, black cherry, black berry, tightens up some on the palate but is plenty expressive. More delicious than it is complex, easy to enjoy and we'll rounded.

1 person found it helpfulMar 17th, 2016