With every morning, a slight chill in the air reminds us that Autumn has arrived. Jackets are getting a little heavier and so is the food at the dinner table. This weekend, I am looking forward to making the season's first batch of homemade bolognese.
From a rich style ragu to a sweet tomato sauce to your grandma's top-secret recipe, the myriad of flavors that are sure to be at your table need a rich Italian red that will please the most selective palates.
Le Ragose's Ripasso is often referred to as a "Baby Amarone." The designation Ripasso simply means that a small percentage of the heartier Amarone wine is blended with non-Amarone wine to give it a little kick. You actually get the best of both worlds in a Baby Amarone: a wine that is approachable in its youth, has structure to stand up to hearty and spicy foods, and has a wonderful rustic finish that is classic Veneto, Italy.
With the smell of grandma's cooking and the room filling aromatics of the 2009 Le Ragose Ripasso, your mouth won't stop watering. "Dark cherries, earthiness, tobacco, spices and worn-in leather with gorgeous inner sweetness and depth. I can't think of too many other traditionally made Valpolicellas that offer so much drinking pleasure for the money." (The Wine Advocate)
$26.95 per bottle / $323.40 per case