2015 Tenuta Santa Maria, Valpolicella "Ripasso" Superiore

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2015 Tenuta Santa Maria, Valpolicella "Ripasso" Superiore

Best In Show Baby Amarone!
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Not an Amarone? You could have fooled us!

This "Baby Amarone" is as close as you will get to Amarone quality without the hefty price tag or without sacrificing quality.

Rich notes of dark cherry, blackberry, cooking spice, prune, cocoa and a touch of cinnamon and pepper. The palate is warm and textured with velvety tannins and perfectly balanced acidity.

The designation Valpolicella "Ripasso" (also known as a Baby Amarone) simply means that a small percentage of the heartier Amarone wine is blended with non-Amarone wine to give it a little kick.

You get the best of both worlds in a Baby Amarone.

You get 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.

Love to grill? This Ripasso is perfect for pairing with barbecue cuisine. Do you have a multi-generational ragu recipe? Perfect! Are you in the mood for just a wedge of hard cheese? Pour a glass and enjoy the silky fruit.

We only have a handful of cases of this delicious red...

Enjoy!

$34.12 per bottle / $409.44 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

94 / 100

The 2015 Tenuta Santa Maria Valpolicella Ripasso is more "Amarone-like" than any other Valpolicella we've tasted. Rich notes of dark cherry, blackberry, cooking spice, prune, cocoa and a touch of cinnamon and pepper. The palate is warm and textured with velvety tannins and perfectly balanced acidity. A classic blend of Corvina 75%, Rondinella 10%, Corvinone 15%.


Product Details


Producer: Tenuta Santa Maria

Country: Italy

Region: Veneto

Sub Region: Valpolicella

Varietal: Corvina Blend

Vintage: 2015

Size: 750ml

Code: W6999