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Tommasi, Valpolicella Classico, Ripasso, 2013

Italy · Veneto · Valpolicella · Valpolicella Ripasso
A Classic Ripasso, this is the flagship for Tommasi in Ireland - delicious cherry, spice and Christmas cake flavours with a long, textured finish.
€22.99
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Body Medium - Full
Sweetness 3/10
Tannins 3/10
Vineyard
Tommasi
Description
The Tommasi family, based outside Verona in the Veneto region of north eastern Italy, are proudly producing a very large range of wines that each come from single plots, or vineyards, in the very best locations for their areas. Even their simple Pinot Grigios are from specially selected sites that have the right soil, climate and exposure to get the best from the variety planted there. As there are so many varieties in the DOCs that Tommasi use, there is a strong need for the right fit and this in turn increases the need to find the right vineyard sites. This care and attention results in excellent quality wines. This Ripasso was one of the first to break into the Irish market as a real alternative to Amarone. The Amarone link is natural to make as it is from the used grape skins of the Amarone that this Ripasso gets the second fermentation to occur. As the winery themselves say, they take a great wine in their Valpolicella Classico and make it greater by adding the skins of a world-class Amarone to produce this Ripasso.
More Info
  • Alcohol 14.0%
  • Size 750ml
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • Ageing Vessel Slavonian Oak Barrels
  • Months Ageing 12 Months